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 →