posted on 8/12, updated on 8/15

As part of the 31 Days of Unity campaign, the Feminist Majority Foundation will host #AbortionMatters, a blog carnival, from August 23 – 26.

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#AbortionMatters will showcase various personal essays and short policy pieces that stress the importance of a federal – and wholly national – approach to abortion. In an effort to destigmatize abortion, encourage wider education on the procedure, and normalize the conversation, we’re gathering stories to illustrate the complexity and unique experiences which shape the pro-choice movement and demand greater action. Pieces should stress / mention why a cohesive, national approach to abortion issues and decisions leads to better healthcare and well-being for women.

Submissions will be accepted two ways:

+ via email (preferably by 8/20):  Pieces sent as attachments should be .DOC, .TXT, or .RTF files. Feel free to post something on your own blog during the carnival and send over the link! We’ll simply republish it and link back to your original post.

+ via social media (ongoing): Post to your own blog and then tweet the link out using the tag #AbortionMatters! We’ll see it and republish it.

All submissions should be between 500 and 1000 words. Previously published work is welcome to be submitted. Writing should not be overly academic and images, if submitted, need to be sourced in Creative Commons or owned by the author. Unless otherwise noted, posts will be credited to authors using their full names and will be registered to the email used to submit. All comments are moderated, and requests for anonymity will be accepted – but must be noted when submitting.

Due to the volume of submissions, we will not be able to offer feedback to submissions not accepted. By submitting, you are accepting that we may make edits to your piece to suit the overall theme and/or voice of the carnival. Policy-based pieces cannot be partisan.

If you have any questions or you’d like to submit, please email socialmedia [at] feminist [dot] org! We’re looking forward to hearing your stories and perspectives – and we’re hoping to showcase as many as possible! And regardless of whether you submit, please check back in on the blog between August 23 and 27 to see the selected pieces that go up!

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Carmen Rios

Carmen splits her time disparately between feminist rabble-rousing, writing, public speaking, and flower-picking. She is currently Communications Coordinator at the Feminist Majority Foundation, the Straddleverse and Feminism Editor at Autostraddle, and a writer with FORCE. Carmen is a SPARK alum and former Managing Editor of THE LINE Campaign blog. She's part of an oncoming anthology about girls' activism.