On June 22, 2016 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT, Rewire will host a virtual book discussion featuring Lauren Himiak, Karen Harris Thurston and Angelique Saavedra to discuss Untold Stories: Life, Love, and Reproduction. This powerful collection of stories features ordinary people talking intimately and honestly about their reproductive experiences including abortion, egg donation, adoption, LGBT parenting, remaining child free, and more. It offers readers an opportunity to reflect on the wide variety of decisions and circumstances people may face over the course of their lives.
Lauren Himiak serves as Communication Manager at the Sea Change Program where she is leading new communication initiatives and enhancing the impact and reach of organization. She comes to Sea Change with a background in advocacy and journalism, working to enhance the health and rights of girls and women around the world, including Uganda and Haiti. She holds a Masters in International Affairs from The New School and you can follow her on Twitter at @LO_BLKN.
Karen Harris Thurston is a contributing author of Sea Change’s anthology, Untold Stories: Life, Love, and Reproduction, and an elementary school teacher’s assistant. She lives with her husband of 31 years and their two rescued dogs in a suburb south of Atlanta. She volunteers at The Feminist Women’s Health Center and with The Abortion Conversation Project. You can follow her on Twitter @OliveMercies.
Angelique Saavedra is a contributing author of Sea Change’s anthology, Untold Stories: Life, Love, and Reproduction. Inspired by her own pregnancy and adoption journey, she is committed to creating a world where all people with experiences across the reproductive spectrum are able to receive non-judgmental, compassionate care. In the fall of 2016 she will begin her studies as a nurse midwife at Yale School of Nursing.
Untold Stories: Life, Love, and Reproduction is a collection of stories of ordinary people talking intimately and honestly about their reproductive experiences including abortion, egg donation, adoption, LGBT parenting, remaining child free, and more. This book is for anyone interested in expanding their understanding of reproductive issues. It offers an opportunity to reflect on different decisions and circumstances that many people face. And it offers a wide range of experiences with which you might find a personal connection. This book will educate, inspire, and provoke.
How does it work? RSVP here, and we will send you the call information as well as a reminder email the day of the event. If you have questions for any of the speakers, submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, June 21 at 5pm ET. During the event, you can also follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #RewireBookClub.