One of the many inspiring features on the Feminists for Choice website is “Feminist Conversations,” a series of small interviews that gives pro-choice feminists the opportunity to talk about their connections to the movement, and what feminism means to them. Today, Feminists for Choice featured someone near and dear to WHO/O: our fearless leader, Nancy Pitts. From acting as our chairperson to serving on the NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Board to acting as the Ohio Regional Coordinator for Raising Women’s Voices, Nancy never stops her efforts to make sure that every woman in Ohio has the ability to access the medical care that they need. In this piece, Nancy talks about where she finds the motivation to be such an active member of the pro-choice community:
“Part of what motivates me to stay involved is my vision for changing the cultural conversation about abortion—integrating women’s personal stories into the cultural conversation on abortion, humanizing the face of abortion, so that the conversation isn’t simply about fetuses and rights and something called “choice.” So that people realize that we probably all know someone who has had an abortion, that it’s a normal part of women’s lives. Stories of abortion have power. I have seen that power in action, and have seen how these stories—both my own story of abortion and the stories of other women—help raise funds so low-income women in Ohio can afford their reproductive choices. I’m just getting started…”
Read the rest of the piece here, and check out the other great features on Feminists for Choice!