Rewriting Abortion Narrative

deadline for submissions: 
August 20, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Brenda Boudreau
contact email: 

We are currently  searching for one or two additional essays to round out a collection exploring the way abortion is depicted in popular culture. We already have a publisher and a deadline of September 30th.


We  are looking for essays that deal with popular-culture depictions of abortion in the last 20 years that are changing the narrative about abortion in a wide range of popular culture, including film, television, literature, podcasts, and social media. We have a tight timeline with the publisher, so projects would need to be underway.


Underlying questions of the project include, but are not limited to:

  How can popular culture contribute to the destigmatization of abortion?

  How can popular culture correct misinformation and misunderstanding about abortion?

  How have abortion narratives changed in the last 20 years?

  To what extent might the entertainment industry influence public policy pertaining to abortion rights?

  Are current abortion narratives showing the obstacles and barriers to abortion experienced by many women?


Please send queries to Brenda Boudreau at bboudreau6971@