Rooted in reproductive justice, Echoing Ida harnesses the power of media for social justice-amplifying the struggles and successes of contemporary freedom movements in the US.
Founded in 2012, Echoing Ida is a writing collective of Black women and nonbinary writers who—like their foremother Ida B. Wells-Barnett—believe the way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them. Their community reporting spans a wide variety of topics: reproductive justice and abortion politics; new and necessary definitions of family; trans visibility; stigma against Black motherhood; Black mental health; and more.
This anthology collects the best of Echoing Ida for the first time, and features a foreword by Michelle Duster, activist and great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Imagining a gender-expansive and liberated future, these essays affirm the powerful combination of #BlackGirlMagic and the hard, unceasing labor of Black people to reimagine the world in which we live.
About the Editors
Cynthia R. Greenlee is a writer, editor, and historian of the African-American experience. She is a former senior editor at Rewire.News.
Kemi Alabi is a poet, teaching artist, and cultural strategy director of Forward Together.
Janna A. Zinzi is a communications strategist, writer and performer.