As a part of our exploration of reproductive justice in America that coincided with our production of Abortion Road Trip, we created a form for readers to submit anonymous stories about their experiences. This post is a collection of these first-person perspectives.
Thirty seven states in the USA do not require students to study math.
In North Dakota, there is only one in-state facility that provides cancer treatment.
Because men are on average taller than women, some believe that they should pay more for healthcare.
Imagine how ridiculous it would be if any one of the above statements were true. Now imagine that they were all true, and had serious ramifications on the health, wealth, and happiness of our entire nation.
Welcome to reproductive health in America.
"It’s so interesting to watch how women can attack this work that has been written by and for men. If men knew how women thought and if women knew how men thought, this would be boring. But because we don’t understand each other completely, we bring a complex energy to the work, to the text, and that adds an extra layer of brilliance to the show."
"If you're going to make your own piece of art, you can't keep everything. It's a bit like a quilt: the pieces come from all three contexts, but you're not making three quilts, you're trying to make one...our goal was always how to use these things in the service of a production that is as alive and as meaningful as possible, to us, right now."