Program Support Specialist
“Every issue of power and privilege is informed by people’s access, or lack thereof, to sexual and reproductive healthcare and education.”
Layne Ransom has a special vantage point within Every Body Texas. As Program Support Specialist, she supports the Title X project as well as the communications, social media, and rebranding project of Every Body Texas.
“One of the great things about my work is how I get to divide my time. On one hand, I get to support the Title X program in a very practical, day-t0-day way by doing tasks that allow other program staff to focus on supporting our clinics,” says Ransom. “But I also have an active role in envisioning who we are and want to be as an organization in my work with communications and social media content. I love being able to communicate to the world our larger vision of access and equity.”
Although Layne didn’t know much about Title X before joining the team at Every Body Texas, she cares deeply about how sexual and reproductive healthcare access fits into a broader vision of social justice. “The ability to choose whether or not to have children--and if you do have children, the ability to parent them in a safe community and environment – touches every aspect of a person’s life.”
Layne is a former UT Austin Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice Graduate Fellow and earned her MFA from the UT Austin New Writers Project in 2015. In her free time, she loves practicing aerial arts, running, and spending time with her spouse and three cats.