NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Blog recent posts
Building Community in Richmond
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 20:40:07 +0000
By Taneasha White, NPCV Richmond Community Organizer This month in the Richmond region, we’ve got a lot of things in the works. One of NPCV’s main goals is that of culture change. There is a ton of shame and stigma that surrounds people trying to access basic healthcare. Our advocacy team is hard at work...
Spring Wraps up with $700 in Donations to the Happy Period Campaign
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:54:41 +0000
This past spring in the Hampton Roads area, we have continued our Happy Period Campaign with great success! The Happy Period Campaign is a continuation of our work from last year, where NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and our activists collect menstrual products for menstruating people in need.  The Happy Period Campaign is in partnership with the...
I brought two activists to my high school to share their abortion stories, and it was powerful.
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 18:58:44 +0000
By Kelsey Kitzke, student activist One Sunday morning, I sat in the back of a classroom in the Catholic school of the church my family attended. That Sunday morning, like every other Sunday morning for the past seven years, I was attending Catholic Sunday School. I sat there with twenty or so other 13-year-old girls...
My Pro-Choice Story
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:30:01 +0000
by Juliana, Student Advocacy Fellow at Emory & Henry College I had my first period on Thursday, January 15, 2009. I thought I was going to die. That period, and the many that would follow, would leave me in horrible pain all over my body. Once a month, I missed at least one day of...
Getting the healthcare I need, without shame and stigma.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:49:32 +0000
by Caroline F., Student Advocacy Fellow at the University of Mary Washington I have been pro-choice for as long as I can remember. I’ve always believed that a person should have the right to control their own body without interference from the government or any other outside institution or group. However, I did not fully...
I Was Ready
Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:41:12 +0000
by Maisie Blaufuss, Student Advocacy Fellow at the College of William & Mary I “went on” birth control pills for the first time when I was fifteen. I was a freshman in high school and I had ended up in the hospital twice in three months with bleeding so heavy and cramping so intense  These...
Take a Closer Look
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:48:55 +0000
by Juliana, Student Advocacy Fellow at Emory & Henry College Campaign attack advertisements are almost universally hated. How many times have we been watching television and suddenly a politician pops up to talk badly about their opponent and we just roll our eyes? They all use a bold, all-caps font to make their message seem...
Why I’m Voting
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 18:26:15 +0000
by Preethi Srikanthan, Student Advocacy Fellow at George Mason University After Trump was elected as our President, I was in a state of shock and disbelief. After all, despite the counter-arguments about Hillary Clinton, her competency and experience could hardly be denied in comparison. After I had a bit more time to process it, I...
“I was so depressed when Trump was elected.”
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 22:09:14 +0000
by Caroline F, Student Advocacy Fellow at the University of Mary Washington Almost every time I talk to anyone about anything regarding social issues and politics, I hear a variation of the same thing: “I was so depressed when Trump was elected.” This is a reality for so many people, including myself. However, what really...
Making progress one local race at a time
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:23:06 +0000
by Kristin Gleichauf, Student Advocacy Fellow at George Mason University “The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher standard.”- George McGovern I believe the best aspect of American democracy is open dissent, and nowhere is open dissent more...

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