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Taylor Medley

Taylor Medley
Position: Student Activist
Organization: Planned Parenthood Generation Action
Current Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
B.A. in Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies and Public Health from College of William & Mary
Additional Degrees and Certifications:
-NASPA Certified Peer Health Educator
Awards Received:
  • Award:
    Student Activism Prize
    Awarding Organization:
    Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Program
    Date Awarded:
    January 5, 2015
  • Award:
    Carol Woody Internship Award
    Awarding Organization:
    Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Program
    Date Awarded:
    March 31, 2016
  • Award:
    The Governor's Pen for Working Against H.B. 1090
    Awarding Organization:
    Governor Terry McAuliffe
    Date Awarded:
    March 29, 2016
Taylor is a leader in organizing to harness the experiences + energy of young folks to fight for access to reproductive healthcare & justice across communities. She builds power by sharing her personal story to combat stigma around abortion and PP. – Nominator
If you are named a winner of 120 under 40, how will you use this new platform and the $1000 grant to advance your work? :

Updating soon! I have big plans to uplift youth voices and expand access to reproductive healthcare across communities!!

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's veto of HB 1090, which would have defunded Planned Parenthood health centers in 2016. I told my patient-advocate story before the veto signing., Sharing my story as a Planned Parenthood Generation Action Leader and patient-advocate during Pink-Out Day 2.0 in front of the Capitol in D.C. , With friends and fellow youth activists at the 2016 Women's March in Washington, D.C.

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