As we come to the end of one season and begin another, I take this moment to share my decision to take next steps in my career and transition out of Tell Them. The past three years I’ve experienced with the organization have been remarkable.
During this time, I’ve had the opportunity to build collaboration across community lines and assist in protecting and developing access to healthcare for those in South Carolina. Nothing can replace my experience working with New Morning Foundation and I charge you to remain a frontrunner of the movement. Take the challenge to question local candidates and ask where they stand on issues you care about, make meetings with your elected officials, and encourage others to ensure their voice is lifted and echoed through their communities. I commit to continue to do the same and remain aligned as a leader in the work.
I would like to thank the staff and Board of Directors of New Morning Foundation for three years of incredible experiences and opportunities. It seems like just yesterday, I was working with Tell Them as a Graduate Assistant and completing my Masters of Public Health from the University of South Carolina. I am particularly proud of the development and efforts of the Tell Them Ambassadors. I have seen this group grow from nine powerful women to a network of more than 100 leaders committed to the fight for better sexual and reproductive health. To say the least, it has been an INCREDIBLE experience to work with and learn from each and every one of you. You are the voice of this movement. It is our members that make our strategies and efforts real. There is no group of individuals in South Carolina more committed to improving our state’s sexual and reproductive health policies.
As you all always do, continue to ensure your voice is heard through South Carolina and with your elected officials. If you need to reach me in the future feel free to contact me at Eatmon@email.sc.edu or (843) 343-8532.