Author: Steph

When the Movement Disappoints

I moved to Brooklyn from Philadelphia almost a year ago. My partner got his dream job here, so I left my decent reproductive health gig to live in the feminist mecca. I had high hopes – almost every major feminist…

Compassion Fatigue

I’m in a clinic. It’s dirty. There are lots of other women there, women who look like me. The room is rectangular and the chairs squeak when you get up. I’m there to have an abortion. I’m 14 weeks pregnant.…

Righteous Providers, Medical Pariahs?

When we talk about the stigma associated with abortion, the conversation is often about the experiences of women who choose the procedure. Sometimes we talk about abortion providers, specifically the harassment and violence they endure to courageously provide women with…

Allow me to (re)introduce myself

What up, feminists! I’m excited to be here with you all for the week while Jill is on vacay. I’m Steph Herold, a reproductive justice activist and organizer. That essentially means that I do a whole bunch of crazy shit…