Amelia Bonow

Co-founder of #ShoutYourAbortion

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Who is Amelia Bonow?

Amelia Bonow is a Seattle based activist and cofounder of #ShoutYourAbortion. She has been published in the New York Daily News, Huffington Post and Salon. Follow her @ameliabonow.

 

More fun facts

  • When I was in fourth grade, I was in love with Alex Rodriguez. I went to a Mariner’s game shortly after breaking my arm and A-Rod signed my cast! A photo of this was on the cover of the Seattle Times and then my boyfriend broke up with me for being a slut.
  • I have a car named Blog. My grandmother Mimi suggested I name my car Blog because of all my “abortion blogs”.
  • When I was little, I ate a bunch of poisonous holly berries, a bunch of Vitamin C pills, and a bunch of dog poop in three different instances the same week. My mom called the poison control hotline each time and then after the third time, she had to talk to CPS because they thought maybe she was trying to kill me.
  • When #ShoutYourAbortion exploded, I was getting a MA in Mental Health Counseling and planned to be a therapist. Then I just never went back to school and now all I do is talk about abortion!
  • My bff Michael gave me a black eye when we were dancing a few years ago on his birthday. As an apology he gave me a beta fish that was the exact color of my shiner. I named him named Fishmael, after Ishamel Butler and the whale in Moby Dick.
  • I live at a place called the Laurelton with a bunch of my best friends.
  • It’s like the Chelsea Hotel. It’s the best, except that the only reason we all live in the same building is that we’ve been pushed out of everywhere else.
  • It’s like the Chelsea Hotel. It’s the best, except that the only reason we all live in the same building is that we’ve been pushed out of everywhere else.

 

Amelia Bonow's daily questions for Siren members

What is something you would do if you knew you wouldn’t be caught?

When was the last time you yelled at a stranger?

How much does an artist’s personal politics affect your ability to enjoy their art?

What is the best part about getting older?

How do you feel about abortion?

Think of a time when you were utterly humiliated as an adult. What happened? Are you embarrassed right now just thinking about it?

 

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