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With reproductive freedom under unprecedented attack, “Choice Words” takes back the cultural conversation on abortion.
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“Choice Words” is a collection of essential voices that renew our courage in the struggle to defend reproductive rights. Curated by poet Annie Finch and the 4thUArtivists, this collection magnifies the voices of people reclaiming the sole authorship of their abortion experiences. These essays, poems, and prose are a testament to the profound political power of defying shame.
“The poems, essays, and stories in Choice Words prove that women’s bodies cannot be nationalized.” — Gloria Steinem
“Choice Words is an important contribution to our movement for abortion access. It’s time to read what literary voices have been saying about abortion. As we read their voices and stories, we have more nuanced context as we navigate our own lives.” −Yamani Hernandez, Executive Director, National Network of Abortion Funds
“Silence, as much as anything, is why abortion’s such an easy target in America. Stories save lives. We need women to say, shamelessly, I had an abortion. I’m not sorry. I’m not afraid. This anthology is a valuable contribution to this work.” −Molly Crabapple, author, Drawing Blood.