Independent Women’s Forum brings unheard voices to the forefront of policy discussions through vivid storytelling to change the world by education and persuasion in order to advance policies that aren’t just well intended, but actually enhance freedom, opportunities, and well-being.

We’ve told countless stories of real Americans who’ve been impacted by public policies to give real consequences a human face: from the mother of two and florist who had to shutter her business because of California’s disastrous AB5 legislation to the Women’s Masters Team USA track athlete who was forced to compete against a biological male in her meet.

Americans’ stories are powerful, and through the art of storytelling, we focus on informing, challenging, and inspiring others to view the world through an alternative lens.

In our Chasing Work series, we show why onerous government regulations hurt Americans’ ability to work. We focus on two specific areas in need of regulatory rollbacks and reform: occupational licensing and independent contracting.

In our Female Athlete Stories, we show why if females are forced to compete with and against male-bodied athletes, they will lose valuable opportunities—like spots on teams, awards, and scholarships. IT’S NOT FAIR, and it defeats the purpose of Title IX.

In our Kids First and Pandemic Learning series, we show why students need the interactive and immersive learning experience that they can only get from in-person schooling, why parents are fighting for leverage and control of their children’s education, and why resources should follow students, not systems.

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we began telling countless #InThisTogether stories of heroes all around us to turn pandemic fears and uncertainty into a community. While there was a lot of grim news, there was also a lot of uplifting and inspiring stories that show what America is made of. In challenging times, we often see the best of human nature.

Kids First Stories

The money needs to stay with the parent(s) or follow the student to whatever educational option the parents choose. Allen Education
Our son … was forced to wear a mask [and] segregated from other students. Nathan Education
Parents must be … given the choice to choose the best course for their child. Deborah Education
Having the opportunity to pick your child’s school is very important. Charlene Education
Equality means just that – equal rights and equal opportunities regardless of … sex. Bobbi Sex & Gender
Parents SHOULD have choice. We certainly pay enough taxes to have a good educational system. Rosemary Education
I’ve witnessed what’s being taught in schools and how permissive school administrators are. Lisa Education

#InThisTogether Stories

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