Physician and OB/GYN John McHugh

Let’s Make a Plan!

John McHugh is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN), physician, and fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Before joining the Zócalo/California Wellness Foundation event, “Can California Lead a New Reproductive Rights Movement?”— put on in partnership with Esperanza Community Housing’s multidisciplinary arts festival South Central Innervisions: An AfroLatinxFuturism— McHugh spoke with us in the green room about the calming side of rough water swimming, why Brussel sprouts are the vegetable, and why we should stop checking our emails after 3 p.m.

L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer

There’s Nothing We Do by Ourselves

Barbara Ferrer serves as the director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Before joining the Zócalo/California Wellness Foundation event, “Can California Lead a New Reproductive Rights Movement?”—put on …

Black Women for Wellness’s Janette Robinson-Flint | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Black Women for Wellness’ Janette Robinson-Flint

We Can Create a Meaningful Shift in Reproductive Justice

Janette Robinson-Flint is the executive director of Black Women for Wellness. Before sitting on a panel for the Zócalo/California Wellness Foundation event, “Can California Lead a New Reproductive Rights Movement?”— …

Kindred Space LA’s Allegra Hill

Motherhood Is Such a Vast Experience

Allegra Hill is a licensed midwife and the co-founder and co-owner of Kindred Space LA. She has trained and mentored birth doulas since 2013 and has participated in the training …

Carmel’s Cautionary Tale for Post-Roe America | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Carmel’s Cautionary Tale for Post-Roe America

Poet Nora May French’s Account of Her 1907 Abortion Is an Infuriating Read—and a Sobering Reminder of What History Omits

I am no longer able to think of Carmel without thinking of abortion and Nora May French.

For this new habit of mind, I blame two things: the U.S. Supreme Court, …

tktk | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Can California Lead a Reproductive Justice Movement?

From Sister-Friends to 'Full-Spectrum' Doulas, the Golden State May Be a Model for Care

As the full weight of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade bears down on the nation, California is seeking to become a sanctuary state for reproductive rights. …