“What’s an Abortion, Anyway?” is a medically accurate, non-judgmental, and gender inclusive resource for young folks about abortion care. In this book, little ones will learn what an abortion is, some of the reasons people have abortions and a few of the ways people might feel about their abortions. On this episode, Carly Manes & Mar, creators of the book, talk about their experiences with writing the book and about the importance of talking to young people about abortion.
Mar (they/them) is a brown genderqueer cultural worker and full-spectrum doula. Under the name Emulsify, they create art that helps them heal, learn, advocate, and imagine new worlds. They believe all art is powerful and political. M lives in Brooklyn with their wife and spends a lot of time creating while snuggling their pups. Through their work, M has made incredible friendships, learned from brilliant peers, and found their home.
Carly Manes (she/her) is a white, queer, Jewish full-spectrum doula from New York. She has always believed that young people deserve transparency when it comes to information about their sexual health and bodies. Carly has been a practicing abortion doula for over six years, supporting more than 2,000 individuals during their in-clinic procedures. She loves the beach, chicken tenders, and her communities. She lives with her partner Mo and their playful pitbull Mickey.
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Death is Stupid by Anastasia Higginbotham
Abortion, with Love