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Exercise Your Reproductive Voice

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Second Story Studios

222A Johnston Street

Collingwood, VIC 3066

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When one of our nurses put her hand up and said ‘yes’ to being the face of Marie Stopes in Australia, some people warned her against it, saying it could ruin her career, tarnish her future prospects.

Stigma is like sludge. It makes it that little bit slower, that little bit harder, just to give people the choices they want, need and deserve. Every single day it takes great energy and resolve to come out fighting, to keep fighting, just to do what’s just and what’s right – to give people the very choices we would want for ourselves and those we care about.

The frustrating reality is that sexual and reproductive health is deeply stigmatised, in ways both apparent and hidden, and it still takes a great deal of courage to come out and proudly support our right to reproductive choice.

We are calling on courageous women and men willing to be the face of our work and cause in Australia, to proudly #VoiceYourChoice – and say ‘I believe in real reproductive choices, not just the ones that are convenient, or easy for others to accept, but those that are right for me, on my terms.’

Maybe you’re young and want the right to choose permanent contraception. Maybe you use an IUD and it’s changed your life. Or maybe you want to show solidarity with others who may not have the freedom to exercise their reproductive rights.

It takes courage to talk about taboo topics openly. We invite you to join us for a photoshoot on December 13, to exercise your #ReproductiveVoice, and fight stigma by being one of the faces of Marie Stopes Australia.

This is an all-day event from 2-8PM so feel free to come by anytime.

If you are under 18 years of age, you will need a parent or legal guardian's consent to participate. Send us a message to obtain the required form.
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