I have felt very, very alone.

Abortion Diary Entry 155: Anonymous, 31 (Tuscaloosa, AL 2013)

Anonymous shares her experience seeking an abortion in Alabama, and talks about the post-abortion rituals she created for herself afterward.

(Published on April 20, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Tuscaloosa, AL)

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I wanted to be able to tell my own story

Abortion Diary Entry 149: Kassi U., 32 (Barre, Vermont 2004)

Kassi shares her abortion experience, and her journey of enlightenment after abortion, which she chronicles in her new book MAY CAUSE LOVE.

(Published on February 21, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Boston, MA)

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it’s vital that our stories are told

Abortion Diary Entry 132: Katie C., 27 (Clearwater, FL 2009 and Charlotte, NC 2014)

Katie shares her abortion experiences in Florida and North Carolina, and how creative writing helped her process those experiences.

(Published on June 2, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Tampa, FL)

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it was the right thing to do

Abortion Diary Entry 125: Teal C., 35 (Newport Beach, CA 2005)

Teal shares her story of seeking an abortion while she was a law student in California. To learn more about Speak Your Story visit www.speakyourstory.org.

(Published on February 18, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Indianapolis, IN)

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there was a lot of shame around it

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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i didn’t feel held

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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