Mississippi Today's women and girls' newsletter.
Welcome to the women + girls’ newsletter created and curated by Mississippi Today's Erica Hensley.
The Inform[H]er is a monthly newsletter created by women to inspire and inform women and girls across Mississippi, as well as to contextualize often over-simplified women’s health stories. The first issue of The Inform[H]er was sent in February 2019 and has published monthly ever since. The Inform[H]er is always free and accessible to all, just like the rest of our stories and newsletters.
Each month, subscribers receive exclusive featured stories, Q&As with woman leaders, roundups of news you can use and fun plus ones.
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Stories Recently Featured in the Inform[H]er:
University of Southern Miss assistant professor pivots from hands-on math labs for future teachers to medical mask-making
‘Not just a ‘woman’s problem’: Organizations call attention to scarcity of feminine hygiene, baby products
Mississippi, other states are seeing shortages in feminine hygiene products. Advocates, nonprofits struggle to keep up with demand
Community health program invests in pregnant women early to disrupt Mississippi’s poor birth outcomes
Mississippi sees the nation's highest rate of both c-sections and preterm births, which correlate with the state’s high infant mortality rates. Sisters in Birth pairs community health workers to women with low incomes and low-risk pregnancies to provide support throughout and after their pregnancy
Isom Center director, Jaime Harker, recently spoke with Mississippi Today reporter Erica Hensley about a women's leadership summit held at Ole Miss and how these conversations can evolve to better support women, and in turn, their community.
Longtime state Rep. Alyce Clarke, D-Jackson, discusses her years of work to pass a lottery in Mississippi and discusses accomplishments during her eight terms in the Legislature.
READ PAST EDITIONS:
- February 2019 - The One with Angie Thomas
- March 2019 - The One with the Period
- April 2019 - The One with the Nurses
- May 2019 - The One with Christina
- June 2019 - The One with Savannah
- July 2019 - The One with Denied Access
- August 2019 - The One with the Bra
- September 2019 - The One with the Teachers
- October 2019 - The One with the Abortion Hearing
- November 2019 - The One with the Eviction Appeal
- December 2019 - The One with the 14-Vote Win