Alliance for Choice are saying farewell to Kellie O’Dowd, our Co-Chair, one of AFC’s longest standing members and all round amazing feminist mover, shaker and influencer. Kellie is moving on to pastures new and whilst we wish her well in her new ventures, we would like to take this opportunity to pay credit to her amazing contributions to the struggle for reproductive justice.
From her time as Women’s Officer at Queen’s University through to all her work across the women’s movement, Kellie has been a friend, an educator, a mentor and a leader. Alliance for Choice would never have been where it is without her persistence and unwavering commitment to reproductive justice.
Long before the struggle for abortion rights became such a public issue, Kellie was an unapologetic activist who worked tirelessly to achieve abortion rights for women and pregnant people. The progress and achievements AFC have made in recent times are in large part, down to the integrity and hard work of women and people like Kellie who have been unafraid to challenge the status quo, shape conversations on abortion rights and encourage and bring others with them.
Wishing our sister love and solidarity and knowing she won’t ever be far away from our continued struggle.