Two major figures in the movement discuss creative abortion storytelling as activism. Amelia Bonow created #ShoutYourAbortion to give women a means of telling their personal stories, which went viral and evolved into a full-fledged campaign. Poppy Liu documented her abortion story in the short film Names of Women, and will relate how being a queer woman of color influenced her storytelling and why intersectionality is essential in the discourse about reproductive rights.
Amelia Bonow is the founding director of #ShoutYourAbortion, a movement dedicated to broadening the existing cultural discourse around abortion. In 2017, #ShoutYourAbortion’s website won a Webby Award for activism. Bonow serves on the Board of Directors of the Abortion Care Network, a group of independent abortion care providers and their allies.
Poppy Liu is a queer first-generation Chinese-American actress and poet and the founder of Collective Sex. She has led workshops on storytelling activism at colleges across the country and is currently working on a web series titled Mercy, Mistress, which examines the intersections of sex work, queerness, and POC immigrant communities.