Feministing Follow Friday: End Abortion Stigma, Vol. I

Twitter, Feministing style

Watching Obvious Child, we were struck by the power of opening up conversations about reproductive decisions. Here are five activists, organizers, and projects working to end abortion stigma.

  • Sea Change Program (@SeaChangeProg): We’re dedicated to transforming the culture of stigma around abortion and other reproductive experiences. Let’s make shift happen.
  • Backline (@YourBackline): Backline promotes unconditional and judgment-free support for decisions, feelings and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion.
  • Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman): School: @Cornell MPA, Work: @Wikipedia, Fellow: @seachangeprog, Write:@EchoingIda • #IHadAnAbortion • Biracial Black Chicagoan • Love: Milk&Cats • views=me
  • My Abortion My Life (@PretermMAML): My Abortion, My Life is a public awareness campaign to end the silence and shame surrounding abortion.
  • Emily Letts (@Lettsdance101): 1 in 3 women will have an abortion by the age of 45. Its time to stop denying and start supporting.

Special thanks to Steph Herold for her help compiling this list. More coming next week! Leave recommendations in the comments. We’re particularly interested in local groups tweeting about their on-the-ground organizing. And, of course, follow @feministing.


Alexandra Brodsky spends too much time on the internet.

New Haven, CT

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

Read more about Alexandra

Join the Conversation