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To promote creative approaches to reproductive freedom, health, rights and justice, Words of Choice publishes a blog:

Up the Creativity

Film, video, theater, art, graphics, crafts, music — we write about all sorts of ARTISTIC INVESTIGATIONS OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, FREEDOM, HEALTH and JUSTICE!

Now over 350 posts of creative actions in support of reproductive rights, freedom, health and justice! We are all adding some AIRR to the Movement!

LATEST on the Blog

Theater Puts New Lights on The Sex Myth by Rachel Hills, Guest Blogger 
ASK FOR JANE: A Film About the Abortion Network We Hope We Won’t Need by Cait Johnston
The Abortion Broadcast Gives Voice to Providers by Guest Blogger Jackie Day
Why I March: An Anthem from Africa and A Live Stream Worldwide
Reproductive Rights on Display in Women’s March DC (pictures)
Roe Events Add to Women’s March in Demand for Reproductive Freedom
Opportunities: Contest for Songs that Celebrate Women’s Creativity
Opportunities: Contest for Photographs that Combat Negative Abortion Imagery
Poet-Artist Transforms Anti-Abortion Handcuffs & Hostility
Don’t Agonize, Organize: Wisdom from Flo Kennedy
Finding Resilience in Hard Times and Hard Places: Be Like Barbara Santee
Videos: Doctors and Providers Open Their Hearts on Abortion Care
Earned My Right to Choose: Ani DiFranco Sings Reproductive Freedom
Global Campaigners Step Up Actions for Safe and Legal Abortion
Plays, Poems, Spoken Word: Reproductive Freedom Anthology Shares the Best!
Breaking Our Silence: Toolkits To Start Your Own Event
How I Told My Chinese Parents I Had an Abortion by Poppy Liu, Guest Blogger
Attempting Suicide While Pregnant? Filmmakers Developing Bei Bei Shuai Case
Sweet Poems of Remembrance from Fifth Annual Abortion Writing Contest
Opportunities: Artists Wanted to Challenge Ban on Abortion Funding
Street Theater in Oregon Marks the Arrest of Birth Control Activists
JACKSON: A New Documentary About Abortion Shows Mississippi Life
A Week for Speakouts on Birth Control by National Women’s Liberation
Abortion Providers Recall Dr. Tiller, Murdered 7 Years Ago
Rewire Sets the Bar with Sophisticated CHOICE/LESS Podcast
“Remarkably Normal,” New Play About Abortion from 1 in 3 Campaign, Heads to 8 Cities
“Abortion: Stories Women Tell” by HBO Debuts in Tribeca Festival
Arts + Activism + Tech:Taking Repro Freedom to All 50 States
Tweet With Us, Support Repro Freedom and Arts: Live Streaming March 20
March 20 We’re Live Streaming Theater on Reproductive Freedom — To YOU!
Kicking It Up for Reproductive Freedom: Live Arts Streaming Everywhere! March 20
Digital Artists Capture Film’s Virginity and Sexuality Messages
Groundhog Day for Reproductive Rights! Video Pokes TRAP Laws
Resolve and Determination Drive 2016 Roe Events
Guatemalan Film Beautifully Portrays a Country and Family Planning Needs
Multimedia Art, Performance, Interactive Games Top 2015 Blog Posts
Irish Holiday Greeters Are Wishing for Safe and Legal Abortion
Making Contact Radio Highlights Anti-Abortion Dangers
Send Your Short Works to the All-new Reproductive Freedom Festival
Find Your History, Honor It: Portland Celebrates Pre-Roe Abortion Provider Ruth Barnett
What a 1990 Film About Abortion Rights Says Now: The Fight Goes On
Female Hysteria: NOW-NYC Makes A New FAIR for Health and Rights
Your Favorite Clinic in Bright Shining Lights: Framed For Your Walls
#ShoutYourAbortion Expands Its Outreach by guest blogger Amelia Bonow
One Vest At A Time: Protecting Abortion Rights with Guest Benita Ulisano
PILL WARS Video Seeks to Put Abortion Pills In Our Hands
Reproaction Puts Action First for Abortion and Repro Justice by Guest Blogger Pamela Merritt
Four Video Satires Respond to Outlandish Attacks on Planned Parenthood
Billboards by SisterReach Put Reproductive Justice on High in Memphis
Pro-choice Memes Speed Internet Themes
Viva Ruiz’s Bold Wearable Art Puts Abortion Rights On Bodies
Resources: Pam McAllister’s Activists With Attitude
Pick An Anti, Pledge A Protester, Help Alabama by Stephanie Gilmore
Why Do It? Abortion Clinic Escorts Answer With Their Stories
Michele Pred: Send In Your Old Pills, Get Back Art
Handcuffs: Turning Anti-Abortion Ugly Into Pro-Choice Art
Reproductive Freedom on Fire: Words of Choice at The LEFT FORUM
TRAPPED: Film To Expose Disastrous Threats to Abortion Access
Pro-Choice Postcards From the Heart: This Is What Abortion Looks Like
Protecting Abortion Access With Yoga for Choice
Secret Lives of Pregnancy and Abortion: A Memoir by Pat Piety
Birth Story Slam Delivers Real Life Experience
Dancing Back Legislative Blues: Hands Off Reproductive Rights
Poetry on Abortion Rights Shares the Complexities of Women’s Lives
Throwback: Ladies Against Women Takes On Anti-Feminist Phyllis Schlafly
Two Interactive Games Let Players Test Pregnancy Options
Tampon Game Breaks Menstrual Taboos
Wary of the Future, Abortion Rights Groups Honor Roe Anniversary
A Debut Novel Views Abortion Through The Recovery Room by Guest Blogger Ann Ormsby
“Out of Silence” Play Aims to Tell Abortion Stories
Arts Matter: 2014 Cultural Roundup of Reproductive Freedom
Animated Video Adds to Sea Change “Untold Stories” of Abortion, Pregnancy
Video Works To Challenge Abortion Stigma: Contest and Webinar
Church Ladies for Choice: Street Performers Singing Out, Loudly
New Laws We Want
Women Make Waves: Filming of the Vessel and Caring About Abortion
They Came to Harass … So The Clinic Threw A Party! A Circus Party!
Architecture Can Do It: Saving Women’s Lives and Clinic Access by Design
Feminist Film and Performance: Live in Brooklyn Friday Nights
Keeping It Up: Festival of Choice in London, March in Ireland
Synergy for Reproductive Justice! Putting a Walk on Film!
New Abortion Outrage in Ireland Brings Activist Performers to Streets
Opportunties: Chicago Feminist Art Show Open for Submissions–All Welcome
LadyParts Justice Rolls Out 50-State Humor Strategy for Video, Party, Vote
British Solidarity Actions Oppose Spanish, Irish Abortion Restrictions
Street Stages: ProChoice Counters to Bad Buffer Zone Ruling
Urgent Release by Women Filmmakers in Spain To Stop Abortion Ban
ONE KIND WORD: Abortion Stories With Photo Portraits From Canada
Video: Freedom FROM Religious Extremists
Pop Culture Repro Rights Updates: 3 Sites Unite
Walking Tour: Putting Reproductive Justice on the Map
Judson Repro: Faith Activism With Photo Memes
The Stories We Share: The Abortion Diary Podcast by Guest Blogger Melissa Madera
Reproductive Justice Walking Tour, June 7, Honors Landmark Birth Control Case
Want the Truth? Follow Jen Sorensen, Cartoonist Extraordinaire
Winning Poetry Honors Abortion Choices, Abortion Providers
Performance Artists “IMELDA” See Red in Restrictions on Abortion
Abortion is Part of Life, Says Winning Irish Video
“Won’t Go Back” — Georgians Rally in Dance
Write Your Reproductive Justice Experience for Publication
Abortion is Not A Crime: Ipas Videos Shift Debate
Roe v. Wade Events 2014 Bolster Resolve
10 Ways to Tell Your Abortion Story by Guest Blogger Maya Pindyck
4ChoiceArt in SF Mounts Repro Rights Works
Movies and Theater Top 2013 Blog
Movie Mixtapes of Abortion Scenes from B-Word
Staging “MOM BABY GOD” — Guest post by Madeline Burrows, theater artist
Activists in Northern Ireland Use Sound Cloud to Break the Silence
Your Virginity: New Doc Offers Fresh Glances
Videos Share Stories of Abortion Funds
Two NC Theater Artists Want to be Heard on Reproductive Rights
Roe at Risk: New Short Film & Tools by Alliance for Justice
Resources: Bring Women’s Films to Your Community!
Designers Wanted: Make Something! Of Condoms!
Film and GIRE Report: Abortion Crisis in Mexico
Opportunities: Stories Wanted from Millennials, Will Pay Cash
Film: Pressure on Mississippi Clinic Is Only the Beginning
Young Lakota Film Offers Screenings to Counter Anti-Abortion Laws
‘The A-is-for-Abortion Play’ by Guest Blogger Cassandra Hume
Ohio Comedian Skewers Sneaky Anti-Abortion Maneuvers
A Very Meme Moment: Wendy Davis and Her Running Shoes
JANEBILL: Futuristic Intergenerational JANE from Judith Arcana
See “After Tiller” Movie At Select Summer Screenings
Padding History: Illustrated Tales of Time-Of-The Month Products
The Period Store Selling Menstrual Products With Style
Dear Antis: This Stork Delivers A ProChoice Message
Promoting Female Condoms:12 Short Films Do It, crossposted on fem2pt0
Poems About Abortion Care for World Poetry Day!
Live & Live Streaming: New Platforms for Freedom & Arts
Words of Choice & Lots of Women at WiredArtsFest
Bringing ProChoice Theater to Your Computer
Happy Decision Day for Roe: 40 Year Events
Our Dreams of Safe Abortion Care: Marcy Bloom
Irish Carolers Sing Out on YouTube for New Prochoice Legislation
Tee shirts, cards, ladyparts: Choices Galore
Resources: Get These Books for Yourself & Friends
Australia’s “Dangerous Remedy”: Bring This Film to the US
VOTE: Pilobus Buts Bodies on the Line
Motherless from Illegal Abortion: Important Film Relaunch
Feminist Art Matters: Social Relevance & Deborah Klezmer
Rights At Risk! Choice At Risk! Video Toolkit! Free!
This is an Emergency! Print Collection & Zine
New Film: Keep An Eye Out for Fetus Envy!
BACKLASH Show Opens July 19: We’ll Be There!
NOW Activists Create Impromptu New Works — You Can, Too!
Singing the Vagina
DO IT the Way That Darcy Burner Did at Netroots
A Vagina Snatchel for Legislators: Knit and Lobby
Loretta Lynn Singing the Pill!
Remember the Men: Mary Ann Sorrentino Tells ‘Matt’s Story’
Walter Cronkite on Roe v. Wade Decision: History Made
Afro Jazz Video Sells Female Condom in Cameroon
Brits Get It — EC for Free and Animated Adverts for It!
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