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Master of Arts (MA)
Young, Kathleen Z.
Pine, Judith M.S.
Reproductive justice is of critical concern in the United States, especially since the onslaught of abortion bans in 2019, this ethnographic study explores abortion access and activism through a feminist participatory action research (FPAR) approach during my internship at the Feminist Majority Foundation in Los Angeles, California and clinic escort volunteer work with L.A. For Choice. Embodied feminism, here, takes the shape of a qualitative study of abortion access as well as the praxis of scholar-activism. Themes of opposing biopolitical values among feminist and anti-choice activism, narratives of feminist activism, and creative expression and reflection inform this thesis with further insight on mechanisms advocating for and barriers to reproductive healthcare access and hopeful collaborative visions of equitable realities to come.
reproductive justice, abortion, feminism, art, creative, ethnography, biopolitics, activism, scholar-activism, healthcare
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Reproductive rights--United States; Human reproduction--Law and legislation--United States; Birth control--Law and legislation--United States; Women's rights--United States; Pro-choice movement--United States; Pro-life movement--United States
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Tuttle, Nicolette, "Embodied Feminism: An Ethnographic Study of Abortion Access and Hopeful Praxis" (2022). WWU Graduate School Collection. 1088.