Steph Herold

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Social scientist. Abortion funder. Pitbull rescue enthusiast.

swopphoenix:

To read what all the hoopla is about, check out SWOP’s Support Monica Jones info page, and keep your wonderful pics coming!

swopphoenix:

To read what all the hoopla is about, check out SWOP’s Support Monica Jones info page, and keep your wonderful pics coming!

— 5 days ago with 11 notes
#standwithmonica 

seachangeprogram:

Nicole Stewart talks about the five most surprising things about her abortion. She eloquently explains the connections she creates between people who’ve had abortions by sharing her own experience:

"My story has brought awareness to the plight of so many who previously suffered in silence. And together we feel stronger and less isolated…I’ve begun to understand that it is silence, far more than honesty, that we should fear. It is my greatest reward to witness the catharsis of sharing something long held inside and how it heals both the individual and the community who hears the story."

— 1 week ago with 105 notes
#prochoice  #provoice  #abortion 
Couldn’t be more proud of our work!
seachangeprogram:

We’re on the front page of Cosmopolitan, talking about how to create culture change around abortion and other stigmatized reproductive experiences. Read the whole piece here!

Couldn’t be more proud of our work!

seachangeprogram:

We’re on the front page of Cosmopolitan, talking about how to create culture change around abortion and other stigmatized reproductive experiences. Read the whole piece here!

— 3 weeks ago with 41 notes
#abortion  #prochoice  #cosmopolitan  #stigma  #abortionstigma  #media 
My Trans Story is Not Your Growth Experience →

(Source: hellyeahscarleteen)

— 3 weeks ago with 34 notes
"The most distressing thing about my abortion was the reaction I got from others. The first friend I told was extremely judgmental – reluctantly accepting my choice but making it clear that she would have made a different decision and thought I wasn’t thinking it through. All because she personally said she wouldn’t have an abortion.
After this, I became scared to talk about it to other people. I feared their judgement even though I was perfectly comfortable with my choices. I worried how my friends would react. Because despite how many women have abortions – about one in three – it’s still a taboo topic. People are scared to stand up and say it. Which is why I wrote this piece. So that someone out there, who finds themselves in the same situation as I did, can know that they are not alone. They do not need to feel ashamed or embarrassed. If they don’t want to be pregnant, they don’t have to be. And they don’t need anyone in their life who makes them feel bad about that.”
storyshare:

Read the whole thing here.

"The most distressing thing about my abortion was the reaction I got from others. The first friend I told was extremely judgmental – reluctantly accepting my choice but making it clear that she would have made a different decision and thought I wasn’t thinking it through. All because she personally said she wouldn’t have an abortion.

After this, I became scared to talk about it to other people. I feared their judgement even though I was perfectly comfortable with my choices. I worried how my friends would react. Because despite how many women have abortions – about one in three – it’s still a taboo topic. People are scared to stand up and say it. Which is why I wrote this piece. So that someone out there, who finds themselves in the same situation as I did, can know that they are not alone. They do not need to feel ashamed or embarrassed. If they don’t want to be pregnant, they don’t have to be. And they don’t need anyone in their life who makes them feel bad about that.”

storyshare:

Read the whole thing here.

— 4 weeks ago with 87 notes
#abortion  #prochoice  #storytelling  #stigma 
Paid Writing Opportunity: Shape the Conversation & Submit to the Sea Change Reader →

seachangeprogram:

The deadline to submit an essay is fast approaching! Don’t miss your chance to help spark hundreds of conversations about identity, culture, and reproduction across the US.

We’re looking for essays about abortion, adoption, miscarriage, parenting, pregnancy, and infertility with a particular…

— 1 month ago with 29 notes
#abortion  #prochoice  #reproductive health  #reproductive rights  #reproductive justice  #writing  #writers  #stigma  #race  #class  #religion  #sexuality  #gender identity  #immigration 
storyshare:

Caption reads: “"I’d say my saddest moment was when I got an abortion. But I’m not sure if sad is the right word, because I was young and it was definitely the right decision, but sometimes it still feels like something is missing. Like there was this space that could have been filled by someone, but I chose to leave that space empty. And now there’s just a space. Does that make sense?’" Read the whole thing here. 

storyshare:

Caption reads: “"I’d say my saddest moment was when I got an abortion. But I’m not sure if sad is the right word, because I was young and it was definitely the right decision, but sometimes it still feels like something is missing. Like there was this space that could have been filled by someone, but I chose to leave that space empty. And now there’s just a space. Does that make sense?’" Read the whole thing here

— 1 month ago with 9 notes
#humansofnewyork  #abortion  #prochoice