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"I wanted a space where I could share my own story and where I could listen to other people's stories so I that I could feel part of a community, instead of feeling alone." - Melissa Madera, Founder and Director

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Traveling U.S., she takes oral histories of abortion
After an abortion at age 17, Melissa Madera was unable to talk about the experience until age 30. She created “The Abortion Diary” podcast to document other women’s histories of a most private moment, and create the conversation she found lacking.

Listen to Karen's story here.

Abortion Diary Entry 91: Karen, 55 (Atlanta, GA 1973 & 1979)

Karen shares her abortion experiences at thirteen and nineteen years old in Atlanta, GA, and the anti-abortion stigma that she's carried with her since.

(Published on March 24, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Atlanta, GA)

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Abortion Diary Entry 90:  Anonymous, 26 (Fort Lauderdale, FL 2009 & 2010)

Anonymous shares her experiences of obtaining abortion care in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the abusive relationship she was able to leave afterward, and her path to becoming a mother a few years later.

(Published on March 17, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Pembroke Pines, FL)

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Abortion Diary Entry 89: Danny, 63 & Francesca, 67 (New York, NY 1986)

Francesca and Danny share their experiences with infertility, miscarraige, and choosing to have an abortion after a trisome 18 diagnosis.

(Published on March 10, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Oakland, CA)

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Abortion Diary Entry 88: Ann, 47 (Milwaukee, WI 1997)

Ann shares her story of seeking an abortion in Wisconsin during the 1990s.

(Published on March 3, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

The Abortion Diary will be in Atlanta, GA from 2/18 to 3/6/15. If you would like to share your story with us, please e-mail melissa@theabortiondiary.com

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Abortion Diary Entry 87: Resham, 25 (California 2008)

Resham shares her story of obtaining an abortion while in college and finally leaving an abusive relationship.

(Published on February 24, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

The Abortion Diary will be in Atlanta, GA from 2/18 to 3/6/15. If you would like to share your story with us, please e-mail melissa@theabortiondiary.com

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Abortion Diary Entry 86: Ali, 32 (Minneapolis, MN 2009)

Ali shares her story of obtaining an abortion in Minneapolis, MN and also talks about her work as an abortion doula.

(Published on February 17, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Seattle, WA)

The Abortion Diary will be in Atlanta, GA from 2/18 to 3/6/15. If you would like to share your story with us, please e-mail melissa@theabortiondiary.com

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Abortion Diary Entry 85: Rivka, 33 (Rockville, MD 1999)

Rivka shares her story of obtaining an abortion as a teenager and the support she received from her parents.

(Published on February 10, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Denver, CO (DIA))

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Diary Entry 84: Carol C., 70 (New York City, NY 1974/75)

Carol shares her story of obtaining an abortion as a married mother of two children in the mid 1970s and talks about her work with abortion funds in South Florida.

(Published on February 3, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Miami, FL)

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Diary Entry 83: Emily D., 18 (Shanghai, China 2014)

Emily shares her story of obtaining an abortion in Shanghai, China as she was preparing to leave home for college.

(Published on January 27, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Claremont, CA)

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