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Pamela “Shark-Fu” Merritt
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Reviving the fine art of bitchitude…
I’ve been away from this blog for a minute, tackling all
manner of offline challenges and getting a new direct action organization formed to
increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice off the ground. You can check out Reproaction here …and...

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That’s a win.
Congratulations go out to the activists, providers, and volunteers who worked so damn hard to defeat a horrible abortion restriction law in Texas way back in 2013, and who fought all the way to the victory at the US Supreme Court  yesterday! Way to work, pe...

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Why Political Platforms Must Center the Most Marginalized People
I just have to share SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective Executive Director Monica Simpson’s speech before the Democratic National Convention Platform Drafting Committee on June 17. Monica is such a gift to the movement. And I stand wi...

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Pondering what happened in the room where it happens...
The Missouri Democratic Party (MDP) recently held their state convention. Some shit went down. Not old school “shit”, like back in the days of Truman when folk would fist-fight and then kick a horse. I’m talking new-school shit, when people who are new to p...

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I'm back!
One of the reasons I’ve been missing in action online is that I’ve been busy as hell offline with my new organization Reproaction . I’m so excited to be part of an amazing team dedicated to building a culture of direct action to increase access to abortion ...

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SOTU 2016 Preparedness…
Y’all, I’ve been missing from the internets because I’ve been hard at work getting my new gig Reproaction up and running. I’m amazed at what we’ve been able to accomplish in just eight months! So exciting. Now that life has settled into a more predictable r...

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Let me know when we get to laugh and shake our heads...
Full disclosure: I was a constituent of former Missouri State Senator Jeff Smith. In 2009, Smith resigned from office, pled guilty to obstructing justice , and went to jail. Now he’s back with a new book. Let’s jump right on in, shall we? I haven’t read Jef...

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I've been writing...
Hi all y'all! Things are hectic as hell as we prepare for the official launch of Reproaction on August 19th, so I haven't had a chance to get back into the rhythm of posting my thoughts here. I do plan to dust the blog off and share more...promise. I've mis...

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What I’ve been up to offline...
Hi, y’all! I’m super excited to announce that Erin Matson and I are forming a new direct action group forming to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. **pause...do happy dance in office-based area...continue** Reproaction will offi...

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10 Years? Lawd, no wonder I'm tired...
Happy anniversary to me! The internets just reminded me that this blog is 10 years old today. **Pause...sip iced green tea...continue** And they said it'd never last. Many thanks to Brother Rob Thurman for gifting me a blog 10 years ago...and telling me t...
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