with support from Simmons Foundation and Stardust Fund
Live storytelling series, Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales), is bringing its “Out From Under The Rug: True Life Tales Of Abortion” series to Houston, Texas with the mission to eradicate stigma around abortion by providing a platform for sharing true, personal stories that have been swept under the rug for too long. Imagine a dark stage, a spotlight, a music stand and seven individuals reading aloud their true, personal abortion-related stories on stage. This carefully curated theatrical event features a primarily local lineup of men and women whose stories will enlighten and ultimately uplift viewers as well as contextualize the hotly debated issue of abortion.
Highlights include Houstonian Sherry Merfish who will bravely share her pre-Roe v. Wade abortion story and Dr. Willie Parker, a black Southern Baptist abortion provider and emerging leader of the reproductive rights movement, sharing how he went from being against providing abortions to feeling it is his religious duty to do so.
Oral Fixation is currently seeking 5 more Houston-area residents to share their stories connected to abortion.
Dr. Willie Parker
5 more storytellers
If you are interested in telling your abortion-related story, click here for details.