Personal stories and experiences empower others, builds community, and show lawmakers, the media, and other supporters what we're fighting for — and why we'll never back down.
We are building a group of patient advocates who want to share their stories, inspire others to tell their own stories, and act on protecting and expanding reproductive freedom. Storytellers will be compensated with a stipend for time spent during trainings, meetings, and events.
Due to structural barriers, accessing reproductive health care can be a stigmatized experience. Study after study has shown the more stories someone hears about accessing reproductive health care, the less stigma that person has at a societal level and a personal level.
If you sign up to become a Storyteller, we will work with you through small group sessions, one-on-one coaching and workshops to get comfortable talking about your experience. It's more important now more than ever to let people know reproductive health care is essential health care, how barriers effects care, and there is a supportive community here for them.
Whether your story is positive, neutral, or negative, we want to hear about you accessing, trying to access, or wanting to access any of these services:
Accessing birth control
Accessing sex education
The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")
Cancer diagnosis and/or treatment
General care at a Planned Parenthood health center
Free or discounted services
Receiving health care as a member of the LGBTQ+ community
Supporting Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio's work
STI/STD screening and/or treatment
Or call 1-800-230-7526