Why tell your story?
When we share our stories, it humanizes us and motivates people to action. While statistics can communicate information, stories communicate something that speaks to the core of our human experience. People don’t relate to issues; they relate to one another—to the stories of their experiences. Our stories recognize each of our own realities, thus BRINGING US TOGETHER.
Storytelling is the most powerful tool we have to decrease the stigma around sexual and reproductive health. They spark conversation and reflection which create and foster teachable moments!
Too often conversations about sexual and reproductive health are dominated by the voices of those who seek to shame and intimidate. Telling our stories gives us the power to reclaim and reframe our own lived experience while also working to reshape a false public narrative.
While many of our storytellers are patients at Planned Parenthood, it’s not a requirement for participation! We uplift a broad range of stories and perspectives to help show lawmakers, the media, and supporters just what we're fighting and advocating for. So, whether you’re a patient with us, received care somewhere else, provide health care, learned about sexual health from our education programs, or are just a strong and passionate advocate for reproductive access, we want to hear from YOU!