Acknowledgements

“Our Stories Reflect the Sky” is truly a community-led report. We could not have done it without the tremendous support we received from individuals and organizations across the state. Thank you to all of those who played a role in making this report possible.

Most of all, thank you to the individuals who shared their stories. Although not named, this is a report by them and for them. For all of the women across Oklahoma who resonate with their experiences, yet still continue to dream and advocate for a better tomorrow for us all.

Special thanks to:

Project Manager
Sujeiry Jimenez, Community Advocacy Fellow; Take Control Initiative/Metriarch

Co-Writer and Creator
Maryam Ahmad

Editors
Janel Pasley
Taylor Raye, Youth Organizer; Freedom Oklahoma

Organization Representatives
LaBrisa Williams, Executive Director; Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative
Janel Pasley; Be Well CDC
Amanda Kemp, Senior Director of Violence Prevention & Response; YWCA OKC
Deb Echo-Hawk; Pawnee Seed Preservation Project
Maria Elena Kuykendall, Community Advisor; Power of Families Program Community Service Council
Siren Sorail-Fanning, Founder and Executive Director; Transpire Oklahoma

Design and Publication
Paola Almanza, Digital and Creative Coordinator; Take Control Initiative
Brandy Hammons, Operations and Development Manager; Take Control Initiative

Contributors
Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk
Emma Swepston
Jacqueline Blocker, Data and Policy Director; Take Control Initiative/Metriarch

Acknowledgements

“Our Stories Reflect the Sky” is truly a community-led report. We could not have done it without the tremendous support we received from individuals and organizations across the state. Thank you to all of those who played a role in making this report possible.

Most of all, thank you to the individuals who shared their stories. Although not named, this is a report by them and for them. For all of the women across Oklahoma who resonate with their experiences, yet still continue to dream and advocate for a better tomorrow for us all.

Special thanks to:

Project Manager
Sujeiry Jimenez, Community Advocacy Fellow; Take Control Initiative/Metriarch

Co-Writer and Creator
Maryam Ahmad

Editors
Janel Pasley
Taylor Raye, Youth Organizer; Freedom Oklahoma

Organization Representatives
LaBrisa Williams, Executive Director; Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative
Janel Pasley – Be Well CDC
Amanda Kemp, Senior Director of Violence Prevention & Response; YWCA OKC
Deb Echo-Hawk; Pawnee Seed Preservation Project
Maria Elena Kuykendall, Community Advisor; Power of Families Program Community Service Council
Siren Sorail-Fanning, Founder and Executive Director; Transpire Oklahoma

Design and Publication
Paola Almanza, Digital and Creative Coordinator; Take Control Initiative
Brandy Hammons, Operations and Development Manager; Take Control Initiative

Contributors
Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk
Emma Swepston
Jacqueline Blocker, Data and Policy Director; Take Control Initiative/Metriarch