Amelia Bonow, Lesley Hazleton, Miki Sodos, Alana Edmondson, S. Surface, Alayna Becker & Shawna Murphy
Following the U.S. Congress's attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion became a viral conduit for abortion storytelling, receiving extensive media coverage and positioning real human experiences at the center of America's abortion debate for the first time. Shout Your Abortion (PM Press), edited by Seattle activists Amelia Bonow and Emily Nokes (and introduced by co-founder Lindy West) is a collection of photos, essays, and creative work inspired by the movement of the same name, a template for building new communities of healing, and a call to action.
This evening we welcome co-founders and contributors to Shout Your Abortion to share their stories with us. "It's been so inspiring for me to see a woman making that stand, building the movement, bringing our stories forward... because really, this is what it's going to take. It's going to take all of us. And we will take the political revolution, with #ShoutYourAbortion and everything else we're trying to do, to the U.S. Congress. All of us together." —Pramila Jayapal, U.S. Representative for Washington's 7th District.