*Deadline extended to Sat, January 28, 2023!*
We’re making a zine about abortion! Why?
Abortion rights are deteriorating in the US. There is so much secrecy around abortion, and many people don't realize that someone they love has had an abortion. Sharing our personal stories of seeking abortions can help shed light on why abortion access is so important, and can help humanize the topic.
This zine is about sharing true stories of seeking an abortion.
Submit a piece of writing (nonfiction only), art (ideally based on true experiences), photography, a diagram, etc. by Saturday, January 28, 2023 to potentially have it featured in the zine. Submissions can be anonymous or not, up to you!
Proceeds from this zine will go to five abortion funds that support people who are seeking abortions in the most restrictive states in the US. You can see information about the abortion funds we've chosen here.
You are welcome to answer some, none, or all of these questions in your submission.
What led you to seek an abortion?
What did the process of seeking an abortion involve? Where did you go? Who did (and didn't) you tell? Why?
Were there any struggles or obstacles in your efforts to get an abortion? Did you wind up successfully getting an abortion?
What emotions did you feel before/during/after seeking an abortion?
Were there any resources that you found particularly helpful, or people in your life that were especially supportive?
Were there any resources that were particularly unhelpful or people in your life that made things worse?
What would you recommend to someone who is seeking an abortion? What about someone who just had an abortion? What about someone who is deciding whether or not they want to get an abortion?
What would you recommend to someone whose loved one is seeking an abortion?
What would you recommend to a healthcare provider or other professional who works with people who are seeking abortions?
What would you recommend to someone who wants to support abortion rights/access in the US?
We are looking for submissions from people of all genders. Must be 18+.
Word limit: 1,500 words
Submissions are unpaid. We are making this zine on a volunteer basis as a fundraiser for abortion access.
Submit a piece via email to hello at pleasurepie dot org.
Please share widely with anyone you think might be interested in submitting a piece!
Update: We finished the zine! You can find it here.