It’s okay to have it be messy

Abortion Diary Entry 159: Marisol, 32 (Dhaka, Bangladesh 2011)

Marisol shares her experience of having an abortion with the help of Women on Web while she was working in Bangladesh.

(Published on August 1, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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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 see it as one little aspect of a life full of events

Abortion Diary Entry 143: Katharina M., 28 (Karak, Jordan 2011)

Katharina shares her experience of having an abortion in Jordan with the help of Women on Web and talks about her activist work with Ciocia Basia, a Berlin based group that helps Polish women access abortion in Germany.

(Published on January 10, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Berlin, Germany)

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I want to be okay with it for myself

Abortion Diary Entry 142:  Anonymous, 19 (New York, NY 2015)

Anonymous shares her story of seeking an abortion as a high school senior in the New York City.

(Published on January 3, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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How can I ask women to share their own stories if I don’t share my own?

Abortion Diary Entry 140: Amy, 46 (Cincinnati, OH 1991/92 & New Orleans, LA 2010/11)

Amy shares her stories of seeking abortions at two very different times in her life, and why she founded the New Orleans Abortion Fund, Louisiana’s abortion fund, in 2012.  She also shares her experience of being a surviver of sexual assault.

(Published on November 23, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New Orleans, LA)

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i really wanted people to know what I was going through

Abortion Diary Entry 136: Bess, 33 (Southfield, MI 1999 & New Orleans, LA 2010)

Bess shares her experiences seeking abortions at two very different times in her life, and talks about seeking a judicial bypass in order to access an abortion as a teenager. She also shares her experiences with miscarriage and birth.

(Published on July 22, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New Orleans, LA)

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I was one of those people

Abortion Diary Entry 135: Anonymous, 25 (Chapel Hill, NC 2009)

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

(Published on June 29, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Pennsylvania)

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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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