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An Evening Of Storytelling, Comedy, Live Music, Art And Activism At Stories Of: Abortion With Planned Parenthood NYC

by Francesca Volpe

Celebrate the power of finding understanding and unity through performance with Stories Of: Women for Stories Of: Abortion With Planned Parenthood NYC. A “traveling female-identified storytelling, live music, art and comedy series,” Stories Of: Women is dedicated to examining often undiscussed emotions (jealousy/shame/fear). Head to Joe’s Pub on January 15th for a night of storytelling, music and comedy featuring a roster of incredible performers who will share their own abortion stories, highlighting the importance of the right to choose. Presented by Kidd Bell in partnership with Planned Parenthood NYC, doors open at 9pm for the 9:30pm show. Performers include:

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Jessica Valenti – NYTimes Best Selling Author, Founder of, Journalist

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Jamilah Lemieux – Writer, Cultural Critic, The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans, Speaker

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Vera Papisova – Award-Winning Journalist, Editor, Recipient of PPH Maggie Award

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Madison McFerrin – Singer/Songwriter / Writer at Pitchfork, Vice, Paper

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Aaliyah Daniels – NY Teen Poet Laureate Ambassador at Urban Word, Writer, Author

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Ziwe Fumudoh – Comedian, Writer for Reductress, Elle

There will also be a talk by the Planned Parenthood NYC Associate Director of Community Engagement & the Strategic Initiatives Manager. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online here.

Header photo courtesy of @thestoriesofwomen on Instagram

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