Elizabeth Dawes Gay Health & social justice advocate based in Washington, DC. @EchoingIda writer

Elizabeth Dawes Gay, MPH, is a public health professional, human rights and social justice advocate, and freelance writer concerned with improving maternal health, protecting and expanding access to contraception, reducing and eliminating health disparities, and empowering communities of color. Elizabeth is a member of Echoing Ida, a program of Forward Together that develops and amplifies the thought leadership of Black women to further social justice. Follow her on Twitter: @edawesgay