40 Years of Stories
"My life as a son, husband, father, brother, and photographer has me surrounded by women. I feel that all women should be able to freely make their own choices about how to live their lives in every context. I want my three daughters to grow up in a world where women have the freedom to make their own decisions about their bodies and their futures."
That quote is from photographer Jesse Burke. Burke is one of 40 photographers who donated their time and effort to a new creative project called "40." Its release today marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that provided women the right to safe and legal abortion.
"40" is a stop-motion film built from thousands of photographs of young pro-choice women. It unites cause with creativity.
The film kicks off Choice Out Loud, which is an exciting new project to connect with the personal stories many women and men have about choice.
We know that every decision has a story. That is why today we asked bloggers and activists to participate in this year's Blog for Choice Day with the theme "Tell Your Story." We hope you share your story on your blog, Facebook page, or through Twitter (be sure to use the hashtag #Tweet4Choice). Throughout the day, we'll be sharing some of these great stories with you.
It has been 40 years since Roe, but sharing stories about choice with each other has never been so important. We hope that you'll join the conversation on the Choice Out Loud Facebook and Twitter pages!