“This is My Abortion.” One woman documents her abortion with cell phone pictures, for the purpose of demystifying the sensationalist images propagated by the religious and political right on the matter.
Lining the street in front of the clinic were a dozen or so protesters. They held up large banners with anti-abortion slogans, religious iconography, and images of dead babies.
Just past the bulletproof security doors, the graphic nature of that imagery haunted me in the waiting room. What would my abortion look like? I decided to secretly document my abortion with my cell phone.
My intention in documenting and sharing my abortion is to demystify the sensationalist images propagated by the religious and political right on this matter. The perverse use of lifeless fetus photographs are a propaganda tool in the prolife/prochoice debate in which women and their bodies are used as pawns to push a cultural, political, and religious agenda in the United States.
At 6 weeks of pregnancy, my abortion looked very different than the images I saw when I entered the clinic that day.
More at the link above, the author of this posts encourages everyone to share these photos.
"If you say good morning to a man, he will respond “NBah” – “my mother.” He is more or less saying…"
- 5 Reasons Why Bambara is one of the Coolest Languages on Earth. (via popmuslim)
The App you should download today - Police Tape
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Polaroid series, #1
Daniel Johnston, 1985, Bill Daniel
Two of my all time favorite artists.
I have so many goddamn mystery bruises that when I was little I was always freaking out about maybe having leukemia
i stopped freaking out about it but the bruises are still here
I can’t tell you how many times I have had doctors or nurses suddenly, seriously, start giving me The Talk about partner violence. Which I love them for, but no. Just clumsy and bruisy.
me: Because I couldn't find my phone this morning.
not me: I would have called it for you.
me: The battery is dead.
not me: Why is the clock an hour off?
me: Because I never changed it for Daylight Savings.
not me: It must be very complicated to be you.
me: I think that all makes perfect sense.
I work with grown humans* who slam doors and stomp around when they don’t get their way. **
**are caught in a lie
by Alex Wrekk at Stolen Sharpie Revolution
31 Days of International Zine Month
play along at home!
- Sign up on wemakezines.ning.com and write about IZM
- Zine Distro appreciation day.
- Organize your zine collection
- Teach yourself a new skill: how to make a one page zine, a new binding technique, photocopier art, etc.
- Check out a different type of zine than you normal. (sic)
- Re-read your favorite zines! We all have our favorites, why not sit down and read them again.
- Zine reading day! Host, attend, or read at a zine reading. No zine readings around you? Read out loud to your pet!
- Try something new day. If you draw comics, try writing a personal story. If you write fiction, try non-fiction. If you write poetry, try drawing comics.
- Buy stamps, buy or make envelopes or postcards.
- Write a letter to a zine creator
- Create a care package to send to a zine friend
- make some mail art!
- Send yuor zine out to be reviewed.
- ValenZine’s Day Write your zine crush (we know you have one!), or write to zinecrush.com about your zine crush
- make plans to make a split zine with someone
- Leave a zine in a public place for someone to find.
- Teach a friend or family member about zines.
- Send your zine to a zine library.
- make a zine flyer to send out with your orders and to trade wth other zines.
- Host a zine workshop or zine party at a local library or community center.
- International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!
- Check out zinewiki.com! Add your zine or edit an entry.
- Zine Trade Day! ask someone if they would like to trade zines
- Send your zine to a distro for consideration
- Order from a different zine distro than your normally order.
- Review a zine in your zine, on your blog, or on facebook.
- Look into consigning your zine at a shop that sells zines.
- Free Zine day! Give a zine away!
- organize a zine event, even if it is a small one.
- Zine shop appreciation day.
- Take a photo of you with your zine (extra credit if you post it online)
- Read a zine everyday
- take part in the 24 hour Zine thing: www.24hourzines.com
- draw a comic everyday and release a diary comic at the end!