Carles’ Anderson is the Reproductive Justice State Policy Associate at SisterReach Memphis, where she analyzes public policy by using an intersectional lens. Carles’ is a native of Charleston, South Carolina and a proud alum of Charleston School of Law. During law school, Carles’ was Chair for Honor Council and served on the Black Law Students Association outreach board and helped to expand the scholarship reach for minority students seeking a career in the legal field. Additionally, Carles’ interned for several organizations that assisted people experiencing poverty during her law school career, including the Federal Public Defenders’ Office. As a law clerk, she dedicated over 200 pro bono hours aiding in the defense of those charged with felony crimes in the Fourth Circuit of the United States. Carles’ holds B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis in American Politics and International Law from the University of South Carolina. During undergrad, Carles’ worked as a peer leader on campus educating students on sexual health and healthy relationships. Carles’ is passionate about serving the needs of the community and criminal law. Carles’ desires to show students, that no matter where you come from, you have the opportunity to make a difference.
In my work — lawyering for reproductive justice by analyzing public policy affecting the underserved populations of Memphis for SisterReach — I know firsthand that Black women and other women of color are far less likely to receive the same quality of healthcare as white women. They’re also more likely to have limited access to healthcare […]