Samara Azam-Yu

ACCESS Women's Health Justice

Samara Azam-Yu, is the Executive Director at Oakland-based ACCESS Women’s Health Justice. She lives in East Oakland with her partner, two-year-old daughter, and two chickens.


All Work

Samara Azam-Yu
Samara Azam-Yu

Commentary Abortion

Five Things I Learned About Abortion by Checking My Assumptions at the Door

I grew up in a conservative area and had internalized some challenging attitudes about abortion, poverty, and the death penalty—attitudes aligned with policy that worked against my (and my family’s) interests. Still, I discovered that I was ready to drop everything for a friend who needed my help. Eventually, I learned to hold this level of compassion for complete strangers, too.

Rewire

All the latest news, analysis and commentary delivered to you.

Subscribe

Rewire

All the latest news, analysis and commentary delivered to you.

Subscribe