Ashley Sheffield

United States – Louisiana

Ashley works at the Feminist Majority Foundation and is committed to improving sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and policymaking. She is interested in learning more about policy processes and advocating for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in Louisiana to guarantee equal rights for all persons regardless of sex in the USA. Ashley advocates for reproductive rights in Louisiana through organization, advocacy, and policy change.

Fiscal Sponsor: Feminist Majority Foundation

Project Title:  #MyLaSexEd

#MyLaSexEd is a student-led social media storytelling campaign centered on the lived experiences of youth in Louisiana that aims to destigmatize sex education throughout the state and garner public support for legislative change. Currently, state policy requires students to receive abstinence-centered sex education in Louisiana public schools. This project will use an extensive social media campaign, with firsthand stories from a diverse set of youth from around the state, to advance support for new legislation requiring comprehensive sex education for students in all Louisiana public schools.

Rise Up Cohort: Youth Champion 2019