Abortion happens every day. It has been estimated that 42 million people worldwide have an abortion each year. But the majority of them will never speak about their abortion experience. What If millions of people broke their silence and told the truth about their lives and their choices?
It may not be feasible for people to talk to their family members, friends or partners about the abortion they've had, they ones they are considering or how they feel about abortion. The Abortion Diary allows people to tell a story they have not been able to share and listen to stories that they have not be able to hear. It is the intersection of self-expression, healing, and the art of story-sharing and story-listening. The Abortion Diary is a space for people to speak out against the shame, stigma, secrecy and isolation surrounding abortion by generating, sharing and receiving personal stories. This podcast creates a community based on awareness, healing, empowerment and connection with others by talking, listening and supporting each other. People share their personal stories, and empower others to give testimony about their personal experiences and choices surrounding abortion. These real life abortion experiences enable people to understand and appreciate the complex decision making process surrounding the choice to have an abortion. The Abortion Diary offers people the opportunity to create a space for personal healing and empowerment, and create a community among people who may have been marginalized and felt isolated.