Friday, February 10, 2012

Two Things You Can Do to Support Young Activists!

Sorry for being MIA last week, readers! I have two action ideas for you today, that you can do from the comfort of your own home:

1. My friend and co-blogger at Abortion Gang, Serena (who also writes at Feminists for Choice), has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. She is a kick ass lady and a fighter, but you know how it is with healthcare in America. She could use some help paying for biopsy and treatment, so if you want to help out, here's what you can do:
- Shop her Etsy store! Don't worry if it's empty/nearly empty or there's nothing that appeals to you - the plan is to replenish it often, so check back again. There's some really nice stuff up for sale, and don't you want to support independent crafters, and help an amazing, fearless young activist get the healthcare she needs?
- Spread the word! Tell your friends, favourite her shop on Etsy, post a link. Even if you are not able to help out financially, you might know someone who can.

2. You might remember me talking about the great activism that's happening on PEI. Well, it's still going on - there is a whole collection of amazing people there, fighting tirelessly for better access to reproductive healthcare. If you want to help out but are held back by geography, or a lack of financial resources, might I suggest you head over to ACTIVE-8 campaign and make a pledge for the fearless Kandace Hagen? The pledges aren't financial - they are commitments to make change in your life that makes a positive impact in the world. This is a terrific campaign and it is always good to see young activists being encouraged. Go do it!

Consider this a free lesson in how to be an everyday reproductive justice hero.