Meet Kim—Co-President of AFO’s Board of Directors!

Dark pink and black gritty gradient overlayed with a photo of Kimberley Mason, a white woman with bright red lipstick, shoulder-length, wavy, brown & purple hair. She is standing confidently with her shoulders back and arms relaxed at her side. She is wearing a grey tee reading, "SEX ED IS POWER" with a fitted black skirt. Kim is tilting her head slightly toward the camera with a bold & playful smirk on her face. A quote beside her reads, "The Reproductive Justice movement is resilient; Regardless of what comes next, we'll be ready." Additional text reads, "Kimberley Mason, she/her/hers, Board Co-President, Abortion Fund of Ohio. Photography courtesy of Casey Hammons (@caseylinn_hammons)!"

Today, Abortion Fund of Ohio is thrilled to introduce you to our new Co-President, Kimberley (she/her)! 

To say this year has been taxing on Repro workers is a massive understatement. Frankly, the access crisis is an ever-compounding trauma; as storytellers, providers, & advocates, our team is grieving while we work to make abortion accessible in our communities. At the same time, we have also found the most compassionate moments of community care. Today, we’re delighted to share one of those moments with you. 

Kim is joining Jordyn as Co-President on our Board of Directors to ensure our work stays sustainable. Jordyn has worked miracles since accepting this role, leading with the humility & fierceness Ohio desperately needed. As a storyteller, educator, our Board President, and Ohio Women’s Alliance Deputy Director, Jordyn has devoted her waking hours to Reproductive Justice.

“The Reproductive Justice movement is resilient—Regardless of what comes next, we’ll be ready,” Kim said, on accepting the position. “Jordyn brings so much to this role, and I hope my passion & energy can match her enthusiasm & heart. Whether with our clients, staff, or fellow Board Members, I want to ensure we have the resources our communities need to flourish.”

AFO firmly believes our day-to-day work should align with our values; a huge part of this is building a sustainable organization from the inside out. With the massive uptick in need, we are thrilled that Kim and Jordyn can team up to take AFO further, together. 

“Under capitalism & White supremacy, we’re made to believe that distributing power is a sign of weakness,” Jordyn Close (she/her), said of Kim’s Co-Presidency. “In reality, there’s nothing more powerful than transparent & equitable systems that prioritize us as people, not figureheads. Bringing Kim on as Co-President is a clear-cut benefit for everyone at AFO, and I am so excited to have Kim join me.”

The two Co-Presidents are committed to paving the way towards bolder, brighter Ohio. 

About Kim

Kimberley (Kim) (she/her) is an abortion storyteller, dog-lover, and the newly minted Co-President of Abortion Fund of Ohio. Kim also works with Planned Parenthood Federation of America on the Chat/Text hotline that addresses sexual and reproductive health concerns from users across the country and around the world. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a candidate for certification with the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). 

Kim actively seeks continuous learning and promotion of anti-racist sex education, while advocating for and teaching sex-positive, comprehensive, unbiased, and inclusive sexuality education. Kim is an abortion storyteller and an abortion doula. She remains an advocate and activist for sexual health and human rights for 20 years and counting. She has delivered education to individuals in schools, juvenile justice centers, community organizations, and other spaces including virtual platforms. 

In 2017, she received two advocacy awards and founded an abortion doula program at Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio. A native of hot and humid Central Florida, Kim moved to Cincinnati in 2015 and she enjoys traveling, riding her bicycle, and watching movies with her dog. She holds a Master of Science degree in Health Promotion & Education and Master of Arts degree in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies from the University of Cincinnati.