Cherisse Scott

Cherisse A. Scott is a mother, artist, and activist working in the Reproductive Justice movement for almost 10 years. In 2011, she founded SisterReach, currently the only Reproductive Justice organization in the state of Tennessee focused on empowering women and girls of color on and poor women through education, policy and advocacy.

Articles by this author

Bill Haslam has 10 days to sign or veto a bill that would make his the first US state to hold women criminally accountable for illegal drug use during pregnancy. (Photograph: Redsnapper / Alamy) Views
Thursday, April 24, 2014
This Bill Isn't Just Anti-Mother – It's Anti-Poor, Anti-Family, Anti-Doctor
There is dangerous legislation sitting on the desk of my governor, Bill Haslam, and if he doesn't veto it in the next few days, pregnant mothers of color and poor mothers could face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of using illegal drugs. As a black woman and a mother working to support the...
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