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Candace Bond-Theriault

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers   ·   Twitter: @attorney_bond

Candace Bond-Theriault is the Senior Policy Counsel for Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice, and the Democracy Project Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force. She works through a black queer feminist lens to create change and shift culture towards intersectional liberation through increasing abortion access, contraceptive equity and ensuring religious exemptions don’t override civil rights protections. Candace received her LL.M. degree in gender and legislation from the American University Washington College of Law, her J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law, and her B.A. in Human Rights with a focus on race, gender, and sexuality from the College of William and Mary. She is a yoga teacher, writer, makeup enthusiast, and aspiring optimist. Her writing has appeared in SELF magazine, Blavity, Rewire, Ms. Magazine, the Advocate, the Grio, Medium, and the Huffington Post. She lives in Northern Virginia, with her partner and the cutest yorkie you’ve ever seen.

Navigating an Obstacle Course (blindfolded!): A Closer Look at the Barriers Women of Color Face

August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presenters: Candace Gibson, Bethany Van Kampen, Candace Bond-Theriault, Oriaku Njoku

Women of color and LGBTQ people of color face political assaults from federal and state governments to exercise their human rights to health and well-being, sexuality, and bodily autonomy, particularly when obtaining needed abortion care. These attacks are rooted in misogynistic, classist, racist, and homophobic ideas of who is entitled to sexual liberation and pleasure. The right to abortion care is critical to ensuring bodily autonomy and sexual liberation. As we keep fighting these attacks, we need to reflect and…

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