A quick Google search for ‘menstrual pad’ credits its invention to Benjamin Franklin. But don’t believe everything you read; this revolutionary advancement in reproductive healthcare was actually developed by a Black woman by the name of Mary Beatrice Davidson Kenner.
“It [Reproductive justice] enabled us to center ourselves and talk about our lived experiences in ways that the reproductive health and reproductive rights movement didn't allow us to do, and so what you had was black women and other women of color create their own movement.” - Toni Bond Leonard
Missouri is one of only 14 states that have not expanded Medicaid yet. Here’s why that’s important and why we need to be talking about it: