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On International Women's Day, we discuss the importance of abortion equality

On International Women's Day, we spoke to the Executive Director of NAAF, Yamani Hernandez, to learn about abortion in America.

On International Women's Day, we discuss the importance of abortion equality

Thanks to a 1973 court decision of Roe v. Wade, abortion is now recognized as a safe and legal procedure in the U.S.

Although Roe offers women the right to choose, that hasn't stopped many from tirelessly trying to dismantle it.

The National Network of Abortion Funds fights to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion, focusing on the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice. NNAF works to make abortion access safe, inclusive, and affordable. During Women's History Month, Conversations is committed to amplifying the stories of women like Yamani and her team.

So, on International Women's Day, we were delighted to speak to their Executive Director, Yamani Hernandez, and learn about how women's voices can be elevated. To learn more about the work that Yamani and her team do you can visit their website here.

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I'm pleading for pop culture to stop playing OCD for laughs

Perhaps the time has come to re-evaluate how we portray OCD in films and TV series.

Melvin Udall in As Good as it Gets

I've had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) since I was a child and I'm now in my early 40s. For all of this time, I have felt like I should be apologizing for it.

It's like this invisible phantom that engulfs one in fear and doubt and brings dark clouds to a shiny day at the park. The sense of guilt has always followed me due to the disorder being a part of my everyday life. For whenever I would try to talk about it to a friend or a relative, to explain a certain lifestyle choice, to touch upon its debilitating nature, I've often been looked at funny in return.

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