By Julia, ReproFund intern
My name is Julia and I spent my summer interning for the Reproductive Freedom Fund of New Hampshire. I had an amazing experience connecting with the community and learning about all of the ways that ReproFund is making a difference for people who need abortions. Here’s a glimpse into some of my favorite things I got to do with some great people:
- ReproReaders Book Club: One of my main responsibilities this summer was revamping ReproReaders, a book club welcome to all which focuses on reproductive justice related topics. I loved ReproReaders because it allowed me to spend time learning new things, reading about extremely interesting and important pieces of the RJ framework. We even decided to take a break from reading to give people a chance to spend their summers relaxing, switching over to documentaries instead. We read You or Someone You Love by Hannah Matthews and watched Aftershock and Vessel and I highly recommend you do, too!
- Policy Research: As a political science student, I was very interested in learning more about local policy regarding abortion and how ReproFund interacts with these laws. I was lucky enough to be given work completely up my alley in this regard and spent some of my internship researching similarities in legislation across the country to the current landscape within New Hampshire.
- Running the Reprofund.ed Instagram: As a Gen Z, I have a love for two things, Canva and social media. I got to make some informational posts on the @reprofund.ed instagram account, which is entirely run by students! I posted about our free Plan B network (shoutout!), our Repro Readers films and books and disability pride month. Be sure to check it out along with @reprofundnh!
- Community Involvement: Having the privilege of representing Repro Fund at community events was possibly my favorite part of the internship. I loved being able to meet people in my state with similar passions and interests to mine and see the work ReproFund does in real time. Portsmouth Pride and Concord Pride were both so amazing that I hope I can continue to volunteer and table for these kinds of events in the future.
I had the best time doing such meaningful work this summer with the amazing group at ReproFund. The work I got to do is barely scratching the surface of all of the extra important things that ReproFund does for Granite Staters needing abortions and I could talk about how integral the organization is for hours and hours. While I am, I would like to emphasize that this work could not get done without donations–so please, if at all possible, consider donating to the Reproductive Freedom Fund of NH, it would go to a great organization that helps so many.