Real Stories on Abortion

Kris Welch presents Storytelling for Social Change: Right to Choose version with Joyful Raven and Laura Prives. In an excerpt from her solo show, Breed or Bust, Raven tells about her difficult reproductive “choices” contending with her primal baby making instincts. KPFA’s Laura Prives presents a spoken work piece about abortion through generations of her family and the shame that keep’s women stories about abortion in the closet.

As the Supreme Court is poised to rule on Roe v Wade the landmark decision legalizing abortion in the United states, KPFA is gathering your stories about abortion and reproductive health from the community. If you want to share your story anonymously or not, you can by calling 510-848- 6767 x 1973 or Direct messaging KPFA on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

We plan to gather these stories on a web page and may broadcast them or excerpts from them.We want to  hear how having this right and not having this right affects people’s actual experience. That’s the idea of Storytelling for Social Change, the power of the story is real.

Laura Prives – Former Program Director and now Fund Drive manager at KPFA
Joyful Raven is a performer and writing and solo performance coach also know as a Story Midwife. She is performing, Breed or Bust this weekend at the Los Angeles Fringe Festival


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