Write Your Abortion Story
I needed to write the story of the abortion I had at 18. Maybe you need to write yours too.
By now you know that the Supreme Court just overturned Roe v Wade.
Protests are happening all over the country, & folks are plotting ways to take action.
I’ve spent the day thinking about what I can do. How I can help.
As a writer, one of the first things I think about at times like these is STORY.
I believe story is one of the tools we have to effect change, to make statements about society, to spread knowledge and truth.
In this case, to counter the conservative narrative around abortion.
I had an abortion when I was 18. I have never regretted it.
My essay about the experience, “1994”, is forthcoming in an anthology edited by Aracelis Girmay.
I needed to write that story. And maybe you need to write yours too.
I believe in the power of story. That’s why I do the work I do. Why I write what I write. Why I created the Writing Our Lives Workshop.
And it’s why I’m creating this class.
Had an abortion? Want to/Need to write your story about it?
Or maybe you had a miscarriage and had to have a D&C,
Or maybe it was an ectopic pregnancy.
Whatever it is/was, I created this class to help you write your story.
I will lead you through various exercises & prompts to get you underway.
Do you have to be a writer to take this class? No.
This class is for folks who:
are not writers
are not published
hope to publish their stories
aren’t even thinking about publishing
want to write their stories for themselves
are undecided but know they need to write it now
When: Saturday, July 2nd, 11am-1pm EST
How much: Pay what you can
Interested? Have questions?: firstname.lastname@example.org
P.S. I know I said I wouldn’t send out more than one newsletter a week, but this felt too important. I hope you understand why I broke my own rule. Respectfully, I’m not sorry.