Abortion Diary Entry 99: Anonymous, 48 (Berkeley, CA 1986)

Anonymous shares her story of seeking an abortion as a college student in California.

(Published on May 19, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Oakland, CA)

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Abortion Diary Entry 98: Park C., 23 (New York, NY 2010 & 2011)

Park shares her two abortion experiences.

(Published on May 12, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Atlanta, GA)

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Abortion Diary Entry 97: Meredith S., 37 (New York, NY 2000)

Meredith shares her story of obtaining an abortion in NYC, and how her artwork has been influenced by her abortion experience.

(Published on May 5, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Providence, RI)

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Abortion Diary Entry 96:  Tanya M., 39 (Tulsa, OK 2002)

Tanya shares her story of seeking an abortion in Tulsa, OK.

(Published on April 28, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Tulsa, OK)

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Abortion Diary Entry 95: Susan T., 67 (Syracuse, NY April 1972 and New York, NY 1979)

Susan shares her two abortion experiences in the 1970s.

(Published on April 21, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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Abortion Diary Entry 94: Katherine R., 38 (Hartford, CT 1994)

Katherine shares her experience with abortion as a teenager in Hartford, CT and the Japanese Buddhist ritual, Mizuko Kuyo, she undertook to process and heal from her abortion experience.

(Published on April 14, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Los Angeles, CA)

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Abortion Diary Entry 93:  Samantha Z., 28 (Portland, OR 2014)

Samantha shares her story of seeking an abortion in Portland, Oregon and the post-abortion ritual she created afterward, and talks about her work as a birth and abortion doula.

(Published on April 7, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

 

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Abortion Diary Entry 92:  Mary, 33 (Atlanta, GA 2013)

Mary shares her story of seeking an abortion in Atlanta, GA.

(Published on March 31, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Atlanta, GA)

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MSNBC featured The Abortion Diary Podcast on its Breaking Glass series!  Thank you Granny Cart Productions for making this beautiful video.

"I wanted a space where I could share my own story and where I could listen to other people's stories so I that I could feel part of a community, instead of feeling alone." - Melissa Madera, Founder and Director

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Traveling U.S., she takes oral histories of abortion
After an abortion at age 17, Melissa Madera was unable to talk about the experience until age 30. She created “The Abortion Diary” podcast to document other women’s histories of a most private moment, and create the conversation she found lacking.

Listen to Karen's story here.