Anonymous’ post on Jezebel last week was a provocative and poignant critique of calls for women to come out about their abortions. We agree whole-heartedly that no one should be pushed to disclose an experience that they are not ready or willing to talk about publicly. We want to engage with Anonymous’ critique (and other critiques) to address some of the misunderstandings about this project.
How did you come up for the idea for this Tumblr?
During my summer internship at ANSIRH, my fellow researchers and I began to notice a trend of women publicly documenting their abortion experiences. As I wrote on RH Reality Check, we had the idea to create a space to view these narratives side by side.