Storyteller: Mallory McMaster

Bio:  Mallory McMaster is a writer and organizer in Cleveland, Ohio. She experienced what she considers an ideal abortion in 2013 and shares her story to illustrate the inequality that exists in abortion access. As a married white woman who lived in close proximity to a world-class abortion facility, and who had health insurance that paid for her procedure, Mallory experienced almost no barriers to abortion. She knows that her experience is unusual, though, and fights to remove barriers that prevent people with other identities from accessing abortion care when they need it. Mallory lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband Alan, her son, and way too many pets.

 

Four Sentence Story: The procedure itself was quick and painless. The thing I remember most about that day is the fast food I ate on my way home: a cheeseburger and two orders of fries from Rally’s. My abortion was great, but I recognize that my experience is incredibly rare. And this is because of my immense geographic, financial, racial, social, and physical privilege.

Mallory McMaster WT Storyteller

Stories by Mallory McMaster

Amanda in Glamour: Trump’s Abortion Comments Scare Me, But Pence’s Actions Scare Me More

As I watched the only vice presidential debate of the 2016 election, I was excited to hear abortion finally make it into the conversation. Advocates have been pushing for a moderator to #AskAboutAbortion since the primaries in the spring. As someone who has had an abortion, I watched with bated breath as CBS moderator Elaine Quijano asked … Continue reading

Introducing Our Second Cohort

We Testify is dedicated to elevating the voices and stories of people who’ve had abortions, surmounted anti-abortion barriers, and speak about how race, class, and gender identity are core to their experiences. Our second cohort features new faces, powerful stories, and a constellation of perspectives ready to confront abortion stigma and speak their truth to … Continue reading