If I got pregnant tomorrow, I'd have the baby.
But that's my choice.
If I got pregnant while I was in high school, I'm not sure I'd be able to say that same thing.
Again, that's my choice.
I see the gynecologist regularly. I always pride myself on being "adult" about my health - vitamins, regular doctors visits, annual PAP exams, because that's important.
Because your health is important.
It seems like such a silly statement to write, and yet, so necessary in the time in which we live - for it seems to be slipping the minds of one too many.
I mean, how can we be expected to take care of others, if we can't take care of ourselves?
The older I get, the more I channel my frustration with the world around me into a piece of art. A play. A concert. An article.
Which is how "Because We Care: A Benefit for Planned Parenthood" came about - I wanted to create a benefit concert that would donate a portion of the proceeds to this organization that helps more women than I can count.
It's an evening of musical theatre - songs of love, of hope, and of strength. But it's also an evening of stories.
Stories about how Planned Parenthood has helped you. Stories about how Planned Parenthood was there when nobody else was. Stories about how Planned Parenthood was the saving grace that so many needed, and continue to need.
Stories from each and every one of you.
Feel free to share yours via the form below, and do specify if you'd like your story to remain anonymous.
So, here's to hope and strength and love.
Here's to supporting one another even if it's a choice that we wouldn't make ourselves.
Here's to all of you!