Cherisse Scott

Cherisse Scott

Cherisse Scott has been working in the Reproductive Justice Movement for more than 10 years. She came to know the framework of reproductive Justice as a woman in need of a safe abortion. Her experience of being misguided by services offered through a crisis pregnancy center, posing as an abortion clinic, set in motion the work she would commit to and women she would fight for. As many Black women, Cherisse knows exactly what it is not to have the necessary social supports to make informed decisions about her reproductive health. In that same spirit, she also knows how life changes positively when a woman is empowered with access and information about her reproductive and sexual health. In 2011, Cherisse relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. Later that year, she founded SisterReach, currently the only reproductive justice organization in the state of Tennessee. With the visionary support of her mother and grandmother, the work of SisterReach was created to focus on empowering women and girls of color, poor women, rural women and their families.