By: Caidi Vanderporten
The Legally Moms Committee (Caroleann Gallagher, Jennifer Yu, Debjani Desai & Caidi Vanderporten) hosted their first in-person event since pre-COVID this October. The focus of the intimate round table, featuring Amy Johnston, LCSW, of Urban Wellness, was how the Dobbs decision has made women as a collective feel grief and trauma, and how compassion and self-care may be achieved once again. Attendees engaged in a spirited and emotional discourse about the anger experienced and how we can channel this passion toward action. The WBAI was proud to file an amicus brief in Dobbs, and there will be more opportunities and outlets for us all to get involved moving forward. Special thanks to Sarah King for hosting a great event and to Jen Yu and her daughter for the delicious charcuterie and wine! Legally Moms is looking forward to a great bar year and more engagement in this space, which genuinely impacts us all.
This article was originally published in the WBAI Fall 2022 Newsletter on page 64.