I had four abortions, Óyá, arrest me! The diary of an almost-aborted pro-choice feminist

by Dasola Tewogbade
Apr 22, 2022

My name is Dasola aka Sisí Afrika and I'm a pro-choice advocate in my country. Abortion is considered a felony in Nigeria and last month, I released a book detailing my experiences while trying to have access to abortion – technically making me a criminal – because something as very important as abortion is criminalized. There's even no provision for women who got pregnant through rape.

Introduction to the book
Are you curious about anything related to abortion? Are you sexually active? Do you have a sense of justice? Do you hate being told what you can and cannot do with your body? Then this book is for you.

First of all, let me start this ride (where I don’t know how it’ll end, but I’m excited all the same) by categorically stating that this is NOT fiction… I want to write about the everyday happenings that go on around us and let everyone see that all these ideas every activist stands up for are not, at all, disconnected from our realities. These ideas are not abstract, they’re not some far-away thoughts that happen in never-never lands. These things happen to us at every breathing second of our lives. It doesn’t matter if you’re, not at all, interested in politics, politics is very much interested in you. It shapes your life, it affects it in many ways, much more than you can ever imagine.

Introduction continued at FigureFeminists.com  
(From International Campaign for Safe Abortion newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/safeabortionwomensright/22-april-2022?e=372dd34034)

of the book at https://figurefeminists.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/The-diary-of-an-almost-aborted-pro-choice-feminist.pdf