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#FreeShantonio: End the Criminalization of Survivors

The Nashville Feminist Collective joins other advocates in Tennessee and nationwide urging Nashville DA Glenn Funk to drop charges against domestic violence survivor, Shantonio Hunter, who is being prosecuted for the death of her child because she was unable to control the … Continue reading


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Join our Steering Committee!

Dear feminists, We are actively seeking passionate, collaborative, diverse, and interested candidates to join our steering committee! According to our bylaws, the steering committee must be majority people of color, but people of all backgrounds are welcome to apply. The main responsibilities … Continue reading

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Join the NFC for a conversation on Revolutionary Mothering with book co-editor China Martens

[Image description: Revolutionary Mothering Sunday, Oct. 16th Scarritt Bennett Center International Room 2:30-4 pm. A Conversation and workshop exploring what it means to be a mother engaged on the front lines of justice work. Books will be available for purchased … Continue reading

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Fatal Force Project

On September 19, 2016 the Nashville chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hosted a conversation with David Fallis, deputy investigative editor of The Washington Post, about the newspaper’s Pulitzer-Prize winning creation of a national police shootings database. This is a feminist … Continue reading

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Dear Betsy Phillips

Dear Betsy, First off, we wanted to say that we are big fans of yours. We are so glad for your voice in local politics and we are quite honored that you are paying attention to what some members of … Continue reading

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Tennessee Stories Project

  The Nashville Feminist Collective is a partner of the Tennessee Stories Project (TSP). The TSP is an effort to reduce abortion stigma by creating a space for those in Tennessee who have had an abortion to share their stories. Too often, conversations about … Continue reading

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What kind of group is the Nashville Feminist Collective?

The Nashville Feminist Collective (NFC) is a grassroots, community organizing collective with a virtual/online presence. Our power is generated–in part, but importantly–from personal interactions with one another and with the members of other local organizations we support and and with … Continue reading

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Abortion in Tennessee Factsheet

1 in 3 American women will get an abortion before the age of 45 Abortion stigma is a shared belief that abortion is morally wrong and/or socially unacceptable. Abortion stigma has disastrous consequences. People seeking abortions are bullied, shamed, marginalized, … Continue reading

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Introducing Nashville Feminist Collective’s Leadership

(Reverse alphabetical by last name) 1. Whitney Washington (pronouns: she, her hers) General Council on Finance and Administration for the United Methodist Church (Staff); WDYO radio station (Volunteer); University of Montevallo (Alumni)         2. Nancy Villegas (pronouns: … Continue reading

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Call for Leaders!!!

Dear feminists, Nashville Feminist Collective has over 1,300 members – wow!! In less than two years this group has grown to include hundreds of members who have participated in many new and exciting events supporting feminism in the greater Nashville … Continue reading

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