Join SYA Cofounder Amelia Bonow and local abortion storytellers to share stories and discuss the power of personal experience as a tool for activism. Abortion experiences are vast, personal, and complex and we believe that sharing them can create a powerful ripple effect. Taking control of our own narratives can change minds, hearts, and laws.
Amelia Bonow is the founding director of Shout Your Abortion, a nationwide movement working to create places for people to discuss their abortions in art, media, and at real life events all over the country. Bonow proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Abortion Care Network and has been honored by numerous Planned Parenthood affiliates. Bonow is the coeditor of Shout Your Abortion’s eponymously named debut book.
Kaylen Ralph is an independent journalist and writer. She write features about politics and policy for the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and covers breaking news and politics for Teen Vogue. She's also contributed to online publications including Glamour, Refinery29.com, Girlboss.com and Rewire.org, among others. In 2013, she co-founded The Riveter, a longform journalism magazine by women. Currently, Kaylen is co-editing an anthology of longform journalism featuring contemporary writing by women that is forthcoming from The Sager Group in Spring 2019. Born and raised in Rockford, IL, Kaylen currently calls Chicago home. You can find more of her work at www.kaylenralph.com.