Shout Your Abortion (SYA) is normalizing abortion and elevating safe paths to access, regardless of legality. SYA makes resources, campaigns, and media intended to arm existing activists, create new ones, and foster collective participation in abortion access all over the country.
Support SYA on Tuesday, November 28th for Giving Tuesday! On this global day of giving we are raising $7,500 as part of our end-of-year fundraising goal of $50,000. Please help us continue to build and implement our work in 2024 and beyond!
SYA has been doing transformational cultural work around abortion since 2015. You might have seen our I-55 billboard campaign, which was recently featured in a ton of press including NPR's Morning Edition, the Washington Post, and this truly baffling Fox News segment. SYA worked with Southern people and organizations to create a series of loving, pro-abortion billboards along Interstate 55, which is travelled by thousands of people leaving red states to seek abortion care in Illinois. I-55 is littered with shaming, judgmental, anti-abortion billboards, and we are so proud to insert some messages of love, support, and affirmation. The folks making this journey deserve nothing less.
The billboards are informational as well: they link to a pop-up site with reliable and truthful abortion resources that help people find care no matter what their state level laws may be. And we've got good news: SYA is working with activists, elected officials, and organizations across the country to implement more dynamic, highly impactful campaigns like this one in 2024.
Over the last seven years, SYA has consistently created some of the most successful, enduring, and engaging pro-abortion messaging in the nation. We have changed the cultural landscape with art, media, events, and a massive set of resources and materials that are utilized by thousands of people and organizations. Together, we've moved the needle. We are grateful and incredibly proud.
In addition to our cultural work, SYA is strengthening our activist network and supporting locally organized groups all over the country. Led by organizers, artists, and community leaders, these groups are working to expand access to abortion in a myriad of locally specific ways, including: raising awareness about abortion pills (mifepristone + misoprostol), supporting local abortion funds and independent clinics, elevating public knowledge of resources that will provide abortion seekers with medical, emotional, legal and financial support, and continuing the cultural work of normalizing abortion and telling our stories. SYA supports these groups by providing trainings, networking opportunities, mentorship, outreach materials, resources, and perhaps most importantly, community. Your donation will help us continue empowering the grassroots in a way that has lasting impacts on the landscape of abortion access nationwide.
SYA envisions a world where abortion is free, de-stigmatized, and accessible in every community across the country. In order to achieve this vision, a critical mass of supporters must be compelled to actively work to support and facilitate abortion access in their communities. We aren't simply working to normalize abortion, but normalize active participation in abortion access. We dream of a future where there are networks of people helping one another have abortions, in every corner of the US. You can help us get there.
SYA works closely with national and international organizations including Plan C Pills, Abortion Care Network, Aid Access, Women on Web, Poland's Abortion Dream Team, Women Help Women, and many others to learn, inspire, and conspire.Together, we are changing the global culture and elevating safe abortion access around the globe.
Abortion is in the news everywhere, every day. The Supreme Court and our local governments have decimated abortion rights across the USA. We are under direct attack, our families are under direct attack, our bodies are under direct attack. But abortion activists and our allies get bolder and stronger every day. We are NOT waiting around for the courts. We are helping each other RIGHT NOW, we are recruiting more helpers every day, and we truly believe that we are going to win.
We will settle for absolutely nothing less than safe, supported, destigmatized, legal, easily-accessible abortion for absolutely everyone. If this sentence resonates with you, please join us. Your support—monetary, vocal, and boots on the ground—is needed now.
Together, we can do this. We believe that abortion access is a community responsibility, and we thank you for being a part of our community.
Shout Your Abortion is a project fiscally sponsored by NEO Philanthropy, a tax exempt organization.