Steph Herold

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Social scientist. Abortion funder. Pitbull rescue enthusiast.

"Many groups that focus specifically on maternal health will barely utter the word ‘abortion,’ let alone advocate for it to be legal, accessible and safe. Even progressive leaders working in women’s health can be hesitant to touch the problem of unsafe abortion and often deny it’s an issue at all."
— 2 days ago with 64 notes
#abortion  #abortion stigma  #prochoice  #global health  #public health  #maternal health 
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!

— 1 week 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."

— 2 weeks ago with 107 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!

— 1 month ago with 40 notes
#abortion  #prochoice  #cosmopolitan  #stigma  #abortionstigma  #media 
My Trans Story is Not Your Growth Experience →

(Source: hellyeahscarleteen)

— 1 month 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.

— 1 month 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