Abortion Story #327: Zoraima’s abortion

Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The excerpt below opens Zoraima’s story. Having grown up in an immigrant family experiencing poverty, she shares how her goals to achieve financial security and Read More …

Fight This Hate: A Weekly Roundup

A New Non-Violent Resistance Movement? In North Carolina, William J. Barber II, pastor of the Greenleaf Christian Church announced “a new moral movement to challenge the enmeshed evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and America’s distorted national morality.” Announced fifty years Read More …

Abortion Story #325: “To be her mother, I had to let go.”

Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The below excerpt is from Jacqui’s story. She opens up about ending a wanted pregnancy after learning of a fetal anomaly, speaking of her abortion Read More …

Who Controls the Music Media? On Demi Lovato & Pop Star Narrative

In lieu of in-depth interviews with journalists and publications they cannot control, more and more pop stars are opting to govern their own stories by releasing their own major works of media—preapproved conversations with team members, prepared quotes, fabricated situations and environments. In the case Read More …

Letter From Trenton: Celebrating The Colinde With Generations Of Romanian Immigrants

St. Basil’s Romanian Catholic Church on Adeline Street in Trenton, New Jersey is a sandstone building built by immigrants, including two of my great-great-grandfathers. Nearly one hundred Romanian immigrants and their descendants gather in its basement on the Sunday before Christmas to sing Romanian carols Read More …

Abortion Story #324: “I’m Catholic and I had an abortion.”

Roar will publish a first-person story about abortion, “My Abortion: A Daily Story,” every day for at least 365 days. The following excerpt is from Lauren’s experience. She reflects on her abortion as a Catholic woman in the context of a 2015 declaration issued by Read More …