Rank #1: Episode 6: "We have each other" with Melissa
In this episode, Melissa Madera of The Abortion Diary Podcast reads a detailed story of one woman's abortion experience and reflects on her own drive to share and sit in community with women and people who've had abortions.
Rank #2: Episode 5: "Who and Whose You Are" with Elaina
In our first remotely recorded episode we're joined by Elaina Ramsey of The Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Elaina reads a story submitted by Erin, and we talk about personal value and the impact of spiritual and religious beliefs.
A warning, this episode contains thoughts and themes of suicide.
You can find this story on our website at https://www.myabortionmylife.org/single-post/2018/10/15/I-was-fifteen-motherless
Rank #3: Episode 4: "Comfort Food and Compassion" with Genna
Join us as we read a story from Tara in North Carolina and hear from Genna as she reflects on how Ohio policies fail to center and serve Ohio women and families. Catrina and Anna talk about self-care during the holiday season and how to center yourself when politics are getting you down. Genna offers her reflections on abortion care as healthcare and how Ohio policies need to be more reflective of people's lives.
Rank #4: Episode 3: "A More Human Framework" with Maria and Rachel
Each month, we bring to life abortion stories from all over the world that take the politics out of the intimate, personal decisions people make about their lives every day. Join us as we hear from the people at the center of the debate, the people who've had abortions.
Rank #5: Episode 2: "Open Air" with Phyllis and Shaina
Today, we hear from Phyllis "Seven" Harris, from the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland and Shaina Munoz, an advocate for youth education. Phyllis brings to life a story that emphasizes centering pregnant people, so they can make the choice that is right for them with support and love. Shaina reads a story about shame when facing a teen pregnancy in high school.
Rank #6: Introduction
Join us for My Abortion, My Life: The Podcast as we hear powerful stories from people at the center of the abortion debate -- those whose voices are often silenced by shame and stigma: the people who've had abortions and the people who love and support them. Meet your hosts, Catrina Otonoga and Anna Malefatto as they bring powerful, nuanced abortion stories to life.