Project Voice Receives ACP GrantPosted on November 17, 2013
Project Voice is the recipient of a grant from the Abortion Conversation Project! This funding will support Project Voice's upcoming "Everyone Knows Someone" guerilla art campaign that aims to spark unexpected conversations about abortion throughout New York City. The campaign will counter subway advertisements that present women--specifically low-income, minority women-- who have unplanned pregnancies as pitied, alone, and naive.
As an extension of Project Voice's mission, the "Everyone Knows Someone" campaign will, through the proliferation and curation of aesthetic words and images, talk back to these ads and present women who have abortions as diverse, ethical, powerful, and belonging to a large community. By confronting both the silence surrounding abortion and the ways in which women contemplating abortion get portrayed as tragic characters, Project Voice's campaign hopes to reduce the stigma surrounding abortion while potentially generating conversations about abortion in neighborhoods where abortion shame seems thickest.
Many thanks to the Abortion Conversation Project for making this project possible, and for funding other wonderful projects working towards the same goal. You can read about them here.