RH Reality Check recently interviewed Carol Penick, Executive Director, and Jamie Bardwell, Director of Programs, about the Fund’s new website, www.factnotfiction.com, and related teen pregnancy prevention advocacy work. To read the entire article, click here.
And excerpt: “They could almost be mother and daughter, not because of similar features as much as their matching look—their tailored suits, their genteel auras, even the pearls.
So when Carol Penick, Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of Mississippi, starts saying phrases like “sexual positions” and starts talking about the large boxes of condoms they carry to events or the keychain-sized flashlights that read “Don’t do it in the dark!” it’s jarring, to say the least.
“It’s our veneer of respectability that often gets us in the door,” Penick quips about herself and her colleague, Jamie Bardwell, the younger of the team and the Director of Programs.”
To continue reading, click here.