Have you kept this secret out of fear that your friends or family might cast you out? Do you struggle to find your story because you don't fit the stereotype? Did you recently discover that your friend had an abortion but was too scared to share with you and you didn't even know how to talk about it with her? Do the hardlines of abortion politics lack depth needed to include your story? Do you think the topic of abortion is complicated and nuanced?
We all have our own ideas about what it means to be a woman, a feminist, or a mother. When the world projects its own preconceptions of those roles onto us, do we meet them or challenge them? Join us to talk about how our relationships with the women in our lives have shaped who we are and who we choose to be.
How often do we think that we need to start our own nonprofit, run a board, or volunteer hundreds of hours to make a difference? How often do we believe you need to be privileged, advantaged, or special to make a positive change? How often do we talk ourselves out of opportunity that we forget we have the ability to do the daily, necessary, and no less valuable smaller acts that can make the world better and brighter.