Storytelling

A list of storytelling projects by individuals and non-profit organizations, including some by ACP Board members and grantees.

1 in 3 Campaign is a grassroots movement to start a new conversation about abortion — telling our stories, on our own terms.

Voices of Courage is a storytelling campaign from Physicians for Reproductive Health. It allows patients and providers alike to share their experiences that highlight why access to comprehensive and compassionate reproductive health care matters.

My Abortion, My Life, engages with the public in small gatherings, in collage workshops, and with public advertising. It is a project of Preterm in Cleveland, Ohio.

Breaking the Silence,  Preterm generously offers a start-to-finish and beyond Toolkit for hosting a StoryTelling event of your own.

NotAlone.us is a website community where Emily Letts, an ACP grantee, is encouraging people to post videos about their abortion experiences.

The Sea Change Program has completed research and recommendations for both storytellers and the support needed from organizations.  

What should storytellers think about before deciding to share their abortion stories publicly? What can organizations do to help people who want to share their abortion stories cope with stigma? Learn more about storytelling

Several clinic sites include patient comments and stories, including Dr. Amy Cousins  and Cedar River Clinics.

4000 Years for Choice is a visual storytelling project used to promote stories about our movement's history, both ancient and more recent, to support positive conversations about abortion and contraception. Artist and founder Heather Ault is an ACP Board member.

We Testify We Testify, a program of the National Network of Abortion Funds, is dedicated to increasing the spectrum of abortion storytellers in the public sphere and shifting the way the media understands the context and complexity of accessing abortion care. We Testify seeks to build the power and leadership of abortion storytellers, particularly those of color, those from rural and conservative communities, those who are queer identified, those with varying abilities and citizenship statuses, and those who needed support when navigating barriers while accessing abortion care.

Tennessee Stories Project The Tennessee Stories Project (TSP) is an effort to reduce abortion stigma by creating a space for Tennesseans to share their personal experiences about abortion.

The Abortion Diary is a podcast that collects oral histories of abortion, allowing the women who have had abortions to tell their stories in their own homes, in their own words, and on their own terms. 

 Shout Your Abortion is a decentralized network of individuals talking about abortion on our own terms and creating space for others to do the same. SYA is everywhere: on the sides of buildings, in art and outfits and zines and social media.

Abortion Chat, a blog with abortion stories and storytelling commentary, is an ACP grantee.

Ending a Wanted Pregnancy offers support for parents ending a pregnancy after prenatal or maternal medical diagnosis.

Histories of Choice started as an oral history project to capture stories from illegal abortion experiences but has included more recent stories as well as those who provide abortion care.

I'm Not Sorry was one of the first websites to accept stories from women who found the abortion experience empowering in some way. They have collected over 1,000 stories.

The Inspire Community, an ACP grantee, is an online community for those who are having a hard time after an abortion.

Project Voice is a blog with abortion stories. The founder of the website is an ACP grantee who posted stickers in the NYC subway.

Stigma Busting Video Competition, co-sponsored each year by the Abortion Care Network, Abortion Conversation Projects and the 1 in 3 Campaign, is a venue for telling a story about an abortion experience.