“I feel like nobody should have to experience anything in life without sharing it. I feel like through our experiences it teaches us a lesson and I feel like we owe it to the world to share it.” That was Nikki’s response when I asked her the question I ask everyone who shares their story with… Read more →
Melissa Madera, Ph.D., is the creator and curator of The Abortion Diary, a story-sharer and dedicated story-listener, multimedia historian, full-spectrum doula, and a bilingual reproductive justice educator and advocate. Her dissertation research on gender, public health and reproductive practices in the Dominican Republic led her to become involved in the contemporary global movements for reproductive justice. Currently, Melissa is traveling across the country (and soon around the world) creating spaces for personal abortion story-sharing, story listening, and capturing diverse abortion experiences. You can find her at melissamaderaphd.com and follow her on Twitter at @drmelissamadera and @AbortionDiary.