The Young Advisory Leadership Council
The Young Advisory Leadership Council (YALC) is a group of Black women ages 18 to 45 who actively collaborate to expand RSP’s initiatives. Members of YALC are located nationally and bring a diverse set of skills and knowledge to raise awareness about women’s reproductive rights, as well as the various social conditions that impact reproductive health.
We welcome members to YALC year-round and encourage Black women interested in learning more about RSP’s mission, creating programming and presentations regarding reproductive health and rights, and networking in the women’s health field to connect with us. For more details on how to apply for this volunteer opportunity, please contact email@example.com.
Meet the YALC Members
Front Porch Insights
Written articles by YALC and Partners of RSP
In their efforts to increase awareness around issues of reproductive health and associated burden, YALC created a blog called “Front Porch Insights.” The blog acts as a tool to give voice to their peers as well as a resource for Black women seeking relevant information for their reproductive health and rights. To that end, they aim to have a community of interested readers—whom we hope will engage and contribute their ideas, suggestions, and questions.
A Family History
I was 37 years old when my mom died. Together, we shared a lifetime of experiences: birthdays, trips, and graduations. But now, a decade after her death, the two events that linger most vividly in my mind are the moment I watched her take her last breath and the day I found out that her…
Introducing Alliance for Healthy Tomorrow and Safer States
At RSP, we recognize the lack of general awareness and knowledge regarding the toxic chemicals found in many commonly used household and personal care products. A great majority of personal care products used primarily by black women can lead to adverse health outcomes, specifically in the area of reproductive health. In response to this concern,…
Spotlight on Black Maternal Health
In the US, women of African descent are affected by a significant number of diseases of the reproductive system – which are often under-diagnosed and under-treated. Furthermore, black women continue to face daunting health challenges in terms of pregnancy and childbirth. Black women are 243 percent more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than their…