Tessa Benson

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Tessa Benson


Tessa Benson (she/they) is the Co-Director at Apiary, a national membership collective by and for groups that provide practical support to abortion seekers. For the past 9 years, Tessa has been personally and professionally immersed in the ongoing struggle for full, unrestricted access to reproductive care and believes the work must extend beyond legal protections. In their previous role as the Healthline Manager at the California reproductive justice organization ACCESS Reproductive Justice, Tessa focused on building and strengthening relationships with volunteers, clinics, fellow abortion funds and practical support organizations, community-based resources and more to improve ACCESS's service delivery model. She recognizes the immeasurable value and far-reaching impacts of strong relationships and it is her goal to help build the connective tissue for Apiary's constellation of practical support resources. She believes in power and resource redistribution and centering those most impacted by reproductive and economic oppression, and champions those on-the-ground closest to the work.

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