Prepare to be floored by this moving spoken-word account of a woman's experience with abortion. Slam poet Leyla Josephine performs with complete calm and confidence as she speaks about her decision to not keep her child and what she says adds important elements that many conversations about abortion lack. She proudly claims ownership over her decisions and her body and does of a beautiful job of getting her point across: that she is not ashamed.
Josephine says: "Women have been hidden away in the history books" because it's "his story," and she thinks it's time to start making it "her story." She drops shocking statistics about abortion, health care, and cultural shaming surrounding the issue and sums it all up succinctly by stating that "when I become a mother, it will be when I choose."