Finally, I get to tell you what I’ve been so preoccupied  with over the last few months. Today I am excited (and super nervous!) to announce our Indiegogo campaign for The Abortion Diary Podcast Tour.

My mission and vision for this project has always been to create a space where people (around the world) can go to, engage with and listen to abortion stories so that they know that they are not (and have ever been) alone. My goal has been to create a diverse, stigma busting, stereotype breaking, conversation starting and people connecting audio collection of abortion stories and to connect people who have had abortions with one another. We are accomplishing those goals. People have been courageously and graciously sharing their stories and people have been listening.

For almost nine months I have been making this podcast as a labor of love. I have listened to, and recorded 73 stories in six states. The experiences that have been shared and recorded span from the late 1950s to 2013. I have edited and posted 36 of those stories online. I have facilitated and been a part of workshops.  I have witnessed people experience complete and full self-expression and tremendous healing. And so have I.  People throughout the United States (in cities and towns big and small) and in 40 other countries have been listening to the podcast. There have been over 5,500 individual listens to the podcast since it launched in late November. ...continue reading

Diary Entry 36: Megan, 29 (Santa Fe, NM, 2004)

Megan shares her abortion experience in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

(Published on July 22, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Oakland, CA)

Diary Entry 35: Sharon, 24 (San Diego, CA 2011)

Sharon shares her abortion experience as a college student in California.

(Published on July 15, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Oakland, CA)

Diary Entry 34: Brenda, 31 (Amherst, MA 1999)

Brenda shares her story of obtaining an abortion as a sixteen year old high school student.

(Published on July 8, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Boston, MA)



Diary Entry 33: Robin, 54 (Chicago, IL, 1986, New York City, NY 1988 and Chicago, IL, 1991)

Robin shares her experiences with abortion and miscarriage.

(Published on July 1, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Los Angeles, CA)

Diary Entry 32: Neida, 30 (San Francisco, CA 1999, 2002, 2003, 2010 (2), and 2013)

Neida shares her experiences with a full spectrum of reproductive experiences: abortion, miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy and birth.

(Published on June 24, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: San Francisco, CA)

Diary Entry 31: Meg, 32 (Telluride/Durango, CO, 2010)

Meg shares her experience seeking an abortion in Colorado, her cancer diagnosis and her path to midwifery education.

(Published on June 12, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)