Amelia Bonow

Amelia Bonow

Amelia Bonow is the Founding Director  of #ShoutYourAbortion, a movement dedicated to broadening the existing cultural discourse around abortion.  In 2015, Bonow’s abortion disclosure inspired a viral outpouring of abortion stories on social media, receiving front page coverage from The New York Times, LA Times, as well as The New Yorker, ABC’s Nightline, The BBC, Al Jazeera, and CNN. Bonow put her graduate program on hold and began developing SYA into a nationwide movement geared towards creating places for women to discuss their abortions, online, in art and media, and in real life events all over the country. In 2017, #ShoutYourAbortion’s website won a Webby Award for activism. Bonow proudly serves on the Board of Directors of the Abortion Care Network and her writing has appeared in The New York Daily NewsBUST Magazine, Salon, and The Stranger.  In 2016, Bonow received the Hammer and Chisel Award from filmmaker Michael Moore, and she has spoken and received awards from Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country.

Shout Your Abortion

Shout Your Abortion

SKU: 9781629635736
Author: Amelia Bonow and Emily Nokes • Foreword: Lindy West
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629635736
Published: 11/2018
Format: Paperback, mobi, ePub, PDF
Size: 8 x 10
Page count: 256
Subjects: Feminism/Health Care


Shout Your Abortion reflects what makes me most hopeful for this next century, that there’s a whole new generation of young people who refuse to be judged and shamed about who they are, whether it’s their gender identity, their sexual orientation, or what they do with their body.”
—Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

“By presenting a collection of nuanced narratives, Shout Your Abortion aims to advance a message of broader acceptance: If your abortion experience was hard and sad, that’s okay. If your abortion experience wasn’t hard or sad, that’s also okay. This marks a significant tonal shift in the cultural conversation about abortion.”
—Caitlin Gibson, Washington Post

Shout Your Abortion has altered the landscape. We all knew that abortion stigma was a central tool in keeping women silent and isolated. Amelia Bonow busted down that door and women poured through it like a dam had burst.”
—Martha Plimpton, actor and cofounder of A is For

“Zora Neale Hurston said that if you are silent about your pain, people will kill you and say that you enjoyed it. Shout Your Abortion is reducing pain by helping all to reject stigmatizing abortion silence. That too is life’s work.”
—Dr. Willie Parker, author of Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice

“It’s been so inspiring for me to see a woman making that stand, building the movement, bringing our stories forward…because really, this is what it’s going to take. It’s going to take all of us. And we will take the political revolution, with #ShoutYourAbortion and everything else we’re trying to do, to the U.S. Congress. All of us together.”
—Pramila Jayapal, U.S. Representative for Washington’s 7th District

Shout Your Abortion embodies everything that society so desperately craves in this moment: compassion over cruelty, fact over fiction, and storytelling over silence. The shared experience of one in four women powerfully illustrated on these pages is tangible evidence of our collective strength when we join hands and speak our truth together.”
—Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America

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  • Lindy West on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah— “Counteracting Dangerous Myths with “Shout Your Abortion”