This article originally appeared on the blog a true testimony under the title "Lucky to be alive" and is reprinted by permission. Content note: This article contains references to suicide and sexual abuse. A stranger said to me, “Go kill yourself.” Does he know I am four times more likely to do that because of my epilepsy? That my bipolar and PTSD and history of sexual … [Read more...]
In 1994, a group of Black women coined the term “reproductive justice” in an effort to create a movement that, unlike mainstream pro-choice activism, would be inclusive of people who are most marginalized. To that end, reproductive justice as a movement encompasses far more than abortion rights. It also includes fighting for a living wage, equitable family leave policies, … [Read more...]
In March of 2013, North Dakota signed into law the illegality of abortion based solely on a prenatal diagnosis of Down's syndrome. As the warring factions of “pro-life” versus “pro-choice” exploded on the internet, I sat holding my four month baby who just happened to have Down syndrome. At the time, I felt conflicted as I think many parents did at the abstractions of these … [Read more...]
Every Wednesday, we, at The Body is Not an Apology, will be exploring some of the current stories in the media through the lenses of radical self love and body terrorism. Zika Outbreak: A Question of International Reproductive Rights? Watching videos of infants possibly affected by the Zika virus is heartbreaking and terrifying, but what seems to be equally terrifying is the … [Read more...]
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