We no longer have a Constitutional right to reproductive health care.
True to TMI Project’s mission, let’s begin with a story:
I live in Cameroon, Central Africa where abortion is illegal. The horrible experience I went through at the hands of a quack abortion “specialist” nearly cost me my life. I want to come to New York to share honestly about my experience because I haven’t talked about it much. People need to know what is happening around the world.
- Nakinti, storyteller, Stories for Choice
This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. Help raise $20,000 to support the creation and amplification of deeply personal stories about true reproductive justice to turn the tide and address one of the most critical issues at this moment in history.
On June 24, 2022, just shy of the 50th anniversary, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. 10 states now ban all abortion services. An additional 4 states ban abortion after 6 weeks1. In states where abortion remains legal, a record number of out-of-state patients are seeking services2. There is an increased demand for sterilization3. People who miscarry are not receiving care because their symptoms mimic that of a medication-induced abortion4. People are being turned away for emergency care.
Your gift powers our storytellers, who do more than entertain. They reclaim the power of the untold story. They speak the unspeakable to replace shame and isolation with connection, freedom, and power – for themselves and those who listen.
"I had two abortions, six miscarriages, and an ectopic pregnancy before I arrived at the middle-aged mom-hood I now experience and enjoy. We need to share who we are, without shame and demand policies that allow all people access to the healthcare they need."
"I'm a domestic violence victim advocate. I’ve written abortion referrals for clients whose abusers have gotten them pregnant as a form of control. Violence during pregnancy increases. Abortion services help victims stay safe."
"My great-grandmother Alberta Butler passed in a ‘backyard’ procedure in the 1930s. I want to tell my story as a Black queer non-binary person who’s had two abortions while also honoring my ancestors."
(All supporters will receive our gratitude and a social media shoutout!)
$25: Gift a ticket to an audience member who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend the performance .
Our thank you for filling the seats: a Stories For Choice sticker
$50: Pay for an hour of planning by one workshop leader, the geniuses creating our program with impeccable thoughtfulness and care.
Our thank you: everything above plus a TMI Project Podcast Notebook
Agent of Change
$100: Support one incredible workshop leader to facilitate a writing session - this is where the magic begins.
Our thank you: everything above plus a TMI Project Podcast T-shirt
$250: Cover the costs of editing and preparing a new story. Without you our stories would not make it to the stage.
Our thank you: everything above
Social Justice Champion
$500: Fly one of our out-of-town storytellers to join us for the live performance. Without you we could not share how this issue is impacting people around the world.
Our thank you: everything above
$1,000: Offer one of our out-of-town storytellers a safe and comfortable place to stay while they generously share their truth for the greater good.
Our thank you: everything above plus a producer credit in the program for Stories for Choice
TMI Project Partner!
$2,500 and up: Sponsor a storyteller through the entire process, from their nervous entrance into their first workshop, to the moment they proudly take their bow.
Our thank you: everything above plus a producer credit in the Stories for Choice Storytelling and Action Tool Kit