Aimée Thorne-Thomsen is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at Advocates for Youth, where we partner with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to: honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth. In that capacity, she oversees and coordinates the development, implementation, and evaluation of Advocates’ strategic partnerships with youth activists and colleague organizations in allied social justice movements. She also oversees the Youth Organizing and Mobilization Team and the Policy Team.
Prior to joining the staff at Advocates, she served as the Interim Executive Director for the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and the Executive Director of the Pro-Choice Public Education Project (PEP).
She sits on the Board of Directors of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote and RH Reality Check and is a Public Voices Fellow with the Oped Project. In addition to her work across social justice movements, Aimée is an advocate in the cancer community and serves as a Leader for the LIVESTRONG Foundation. She has spoken around the country at venues including the NOW National Conference, Netroots Nation, Center for American Progress, and Facing Race, and her writing and blogs have appeared on Women’s e-News, Daily Kos, Feministing, Feministe, and RH Reality Check among others. Aimée earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York.
Follow Aimée on Twitter @aimeett.
Long-Acting Contraception Makes Teen Pregnancy Rates Plummet. So Why Are Some Women Still Skeptical?
The Nation [November 16, 2015]
Yo te conozco, bacalao: Recognizing PRENDA for what it is
Amplify [May 30, 2012]
Health Care Reform. At Whose Expense?
Feministing [March 29, 2010]
Pregnant Teens Need Adult Support, Not Shaming
Women's eNews [June 11, 2015]
Keep Abortion Safe and Legal? Yes. Make it Rare? Not the Point
RH Reality Check [April 26, 2010]
On Our Terms: Young Women of Color, Reproductive Justice, and Activism (research report)
She Speaks: African American and Latino Young Women and Reproductive Health and Rights (research report)