What is 'Speaking of Choice?'
It's more than just a podcast...
Last April, The New York Times podcast "The Daily" released two episodes entitled "The Abortion Wars." The episodes explored the last standing abortion clinic in Missouri and an Illinois clinic that stands across the state border. Emotionally and politically charged, the episodes lit a fire in the pit of my stomach. I wanted to act, to do something, anything, to effect change. The episodes ended with the harrowing words of an elderly woman who had been an activist in the '70s -- "I really thought we had it made. I think eventually, we will lose abortion. I really do."
There is no doubt that storytelling is one of the most effective, time-tested methods of motivating people to not only care about but act on a particular issue. This podcast exists as a way to motivate folks to take action and directs them to this site, where an organized -- and hopefully ever-expanding, community-sourced -- pool of resources provides a myriad of ways to get involved with reproductive justice.
This podcast is not just about abortion. It is about reproductive justice. It strives to make space for the stories and voices so often excluded from mainstream narratives that frame reproductive health as a conversation only for white, heterosexual, cisgender, upper-middle class women.
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This project and its accompanying media is part of a Master's degree fulfillment for the University of Colorado, Boulder's Media and Public Engagement program.