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.
More episodes from "My Abortion, My Life: The Podcast"
Season 3 Episode 1: "These are my people" with Mark
24:52My Abortion My life is coming back for season 3! This season is going to be different from the last few - each episode will uplift the voices of Preterm's very own staff. They will feature a Preterm staff member who will talk about their role at the clinic, how working in abortion care has impacted their life, and their passions and interests as people. We are kicking off the season with one of Preterm's doctors, Mark. Tune in to hear him talk about how he found reproductive health care as a way to address patients as whole people. In this episode, Mark talks about his views on patient and doctor dynamics and also speaks about what he does as a medical professional to help patients feel at ease. If you’ve ever been curious about what it's like to be a doctor in abortion care, this episode is for you!
Season 2 Episode 4: "The way things are right now" with Vanessa
18:21The next episode of Season 2 of My Abortion, My Life: The Podcast is here and talking grey areas, abortion stigma, and emotional safety. We’re so excited to welcome Vanessa Arenas as our guest and as Preterm’s new Deputy Director! In this episode, she reads a story about someone who found their decision to have an abortion challenging and complicated, even though they identify as pro-choice – something we know is true for so many. Check into this episode to hear more about self and safety, as well as a thoughtful update on self-managed abortion – an especially pertinent topic as bans increase and access decreases across the nation.
Season 2 Episode 3: "It is okay to feel everything you feel" with Ashley
18:25One of the most important things that abortion storytelling reveals to us is that everyone has different feelings about their abortions, and those may change over time. Our storyteller as well as our guest, Ashley from NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, remind us that it is okay to feel everything you feel about your abortion in this episode of My Abortion, My Life: The Podcast.
Season 2 Episode 2: "Everybody knows somebody" with Danielle
15:29Welcome to the second season of My Abortion, My Life: The Podcast! In this episode, Danielle shares a story of one person's challenges in getting an abortion and the resilience we all have within us.
Season 2 Episode 1: "We bring our faith with us" with Gaby
37:27Welcome to the second season of My Abortion, My Life: The Podcast! Join us as we kick off our second season with Gaby Garcia Vera from Catholics from Choice!
Episode 6: "We have each other" with Melissa
13:42In 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.
Episode 5: "Who and Whose You Are" with Elaina
17:25In 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
Episode 4: "Comfort Food and Compassion" with Genna
19:28Join 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. You can read Tara's story on the My Abortion, My Life website.
Episode 3: "A More Human Framework" with Maria and Rachel
16:41Join us for the third episode of My Abortion, My Life: The Podcast. Find the stories that we read today on our website. You can find the story Maria read here, and the story Rachel read here. 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.
Episode 2: "Open Air" with Phyllis and Shaina
12:00Today, 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.