One of KALMA's core values is empowerment - we stand for the bodily autonomy, safety and freedom of choice for both the living and the dead.
For some time now, I'd planned on bringing an older design back as a sticker to fund women's healthcare. I'd originally created this image, a hybrid of the feminist symbol and the Rod of Asclepius, when changes in the healthcare laws removed dozens of illnesses that only affect assigned-female and intersex bodies from guaranteed coverage. Little did I know that the stickers I'd ordered would arrive at the end of National Women's Health Week - a week during which several states passed laws to restrict access to women's healthcare.
I know that abortion is a subject that is deeply emotional, and my own opinions are complex and personal. What I will share is that I proudly support Planned Parenthood. Because of Planned Parenthood, I received reliable, long-lasting and safe birth control that I otherwise couldn't have afforded. Because of Planned Parenthood, I never had to consider an abortion at all. Because of Planned Parenthood, I no longer am sick 10 days out of the month. Because of Planned Parenthood, my spouse and I have been able to build a financially stable and safe home that will welcome a child when we are ready.
For each sticker sold, $5 will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
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