I know what's best for you : stories on reproductive freedom

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Edited by Shelly Oria --author and editor of Indelible in the Hippocampus --this explosive, intersectional collection of essays, fiction, poems, plays, and more, explores the universality of human reproductive experiences, as well as their distinct individuality.

An enlisted sailor must choose between her military career and keeping an unexpected pregnancy. A mother of three decides to become a surrogate, but is unprepared for everything that happens next. A trans man's pregnancy forces them to approach their key relationships in a new way. A woman's choice to live a child-free life is put to the test when her husband's dying wish is for them to become parents. Forced sterilization camps line the borders of America in a dystopian future that may not be far off.

In their own unique and unforgettable way, each storyteller examines our crisis of access to care in ways that are at turns haunting, heartbreaking, and outright funny.

This collection is a collaboration with the Brigid Alliance, a nationwide service that arranges and funds confidential and personal travel support to those seeking abortion care.

I know what's best for you all over the world
Hymn / by Desiree Cooper
Let's just be normal and have a baby / by Alison Espach
[Yen]360/$360 / by Kim Gek Lin Short
Progression / by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
Anti-fairy tales from the feminine book of fuck this / by Kate Tarker
Protest / by R.O. Kwon
There is nothing very wrong with me / by Onnesha Roychoudhuri
Labor and other poems / by Ama Codjoe
Curse of the spider woman / by Riva Lehrer
Monsters we create / by Georgina Escobar
Steel womb / by Carrie Bornstein
Maheov / by Tommy Orange
What can I do for you?
And pandemic / by Yael R. Shinar
Journal of my birth / by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
It began in another land / by Hannah Lillith Assadi and Shelly Oria
Not anyone's hero / by Khadijah Queen
The babies / by Kristen Arnett
The fig queen / by Sally Wen Mao
Two poems / by Mary Jo Bang
Women like me / by Erin Williams with Kate Novotny
My nieces / by Deb Olin Unferth
They just might be seen / by Donnetta Lavinia Grays
Compliance: a guide / by Cade Leebron
Divorcedly / by Tiphanie Yanique
Climate primer for babies / by Deborah Landau
Scarlet letter / by Sarah Gerard
Christians in the catacombs / by Kirstin Valdez Quade
We bled all winter / by Shelly Oria.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Oria (editor, Indelible in the Hippocampus) presents an immersive anthology of nonfiction, fiction, poetry, art, and drama touching on a broad range of reproductive issues, including "miscarriages, fertility, contraception, surrogacy, childfreeness... and, of course, abortion." Published in partnership with the Brigid Alliance, "a nonprofit travel service for abortion seekers," the collection features writers from a diverse range of racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender identities, including R.O. Kwon, Tommy Orange, Saïd Sayrahfiezadeh, Kirstin Valdez Quade, and Tiphanie Yanique. There are stories and autobiographical accounts of unwanted pregnancies and the difficulties in resolving them; wanted pregnancies that develop complications and require termination; disagreements between partners about whether to have children; and the experience of carrying someone else's child. In many pieces, the drama comes from the realization that freedom of choice is an illusion, as people confront biological barriers and those put in place by hospitals, laws, social expectations, and even their own partners. The collection's greatest strength is its intersectionality and the diversity of genres, though some pieces are more fully realized than others. Still, this is a timely and frequently captivating look at a hot-button issue. Photos. (Mar.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Reproductive rights -- United States -- Literary collections.
Reproductive health -- United States -- Literary collections.
Pregnancy -- United States -- Literary collections.
Publisher San Francisco :McSweeney's,2022
Other Titles I know what is best for you
Contributors Oria, Shelly, 1978- editor.
Language English
Notes "With support from The Brigid Alliance."
Description 477 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
ISBN 9781952119217
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