While IRL version of Abortionpalooza had to be indefinitely postponed due to the global pandemic, Shout Your Abortion and Abortionpalooza co-creator Jessa Jordan were determined to bring you a smaller-scale, online version of the festival. We hope you enjoy these short pro-abortion films! Some were original festival submissions, others were commissioned and created by artists specifically for this online format. We hope you enjoy these short films and encourage you to make your own! You can also watch these films on the SYA YouTube channel or Instagram. <3
Good to Love | Jessa Jordan
Jessa Jordan is a sex worker, artist, activist, and co-creator of Abortionpalooza. Based in Philadelphia, her work is pro-sex, pro-pleasure, & pro-Black. Keep up with Jessa here.
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Abortion All Around | Cherdonna Shinatra
Jody Kuehner is Seattle-based dance artist, director, and performance artist Cherdonna Shinatra. She uses clowning, drag, theater, comedy, performance art, camp, pop culture, feminist traditions, absurdity and subversive commentary to make art. Keep up with Cherdonna here.
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El Sanchez is a queer/trans/non-binary comedian and writer that has been performing all over the country (and once in Canada) since 2010. With a conversationally cynical, yet upbeat, personal and political storytelling style, El has been called "a grumpy nugget of delight," by writer/activist Lindy West (Shrill) and "a brilliant new voice everyone should know," by comedian Hari Kondabolu. Keep up with El here.
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Joyelle Nicole Johnson
Joyelle is a Brooklyn based stand up comedian, writer and actress. She was the warmup comic for Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act on Netflix BC (before Covid). Joyelle most recently wrote for the final season of Broad City and also tours with Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead’s Abortion Access Front. Keep up with her here.
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Messages From Your Friends | Mariah Johnson
Mariah Johnson is a 24 year old film lover and sexual health advocate.. Messages from your Friends is a love letter to the people who cherish, support, and celebrate their loved ones throughout their abortion process. Keep up with her here.
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Ben DelaCreme an American drag queen, burlesque performer, and actor based in Seattle, Washington. Keep up with Ben here.
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Jess Kalup is a native and lifelong resident of Philadelphia who uses digital arts and cannabis to promote a more equitable and just society. A graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Art's Creative Writing Program, Jess is best known for her graphic design, shitty tattoos, and Trans-centered activism as a cis person. Keep up with Jess here.
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Viva Ruiz | Thank God for Abortion
Viva Ruiz is an artist, organizer, self-described "queer Latinx non-evil Gemini" and the creator of Thank God for Abortion. TGFA is a spiritual, multi-disciplinary movement for liberation which has taken shape as a parade float, wearable pro-abortion art, and pro-abortion anthem, and a pro-abortion church installation in the heart of Manhattan.
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I Had an Abortion and I'm Fine | Rhea Little
I Had an Abortion & I’m Fine is a documentary that explores and challenges abortion stigma. Through a series of genuine accounts, the film provides a platform to women from a variety of backgrounds who break through social taboos to speak about their experiences. Rhea Little is a filmmaker and theatremaker from Liverpool. As an activist, her work tries to push boundaries and create change. Follow Rhea’s work here.
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