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Challenging Stigma Online: The Impact of Being Forever Known for Your Private Tale

Aspen Baker | Posted 06.08.2014 | Media
Aspen Baker

Does viral, vulnerable personal content challenge cultural stigmas or does it exploit it?

Will Feminists Innovate Out of the Ashes?

Aspen Baker | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Aspen Baker

While the pain and hurt that many feminists have experienced as a result of our online interactions with each other is quite real, I hope it is not the end of our story.

Will 2014 Be The Year of Listening?

Aspen Baker | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Aspen Baker

2013 revealed a promising new political trend: A renewed interest in listening, connection and acknowledgment of gray areas to spur innovation and pos...

Women Who Have Had Abortions Take the Lead

Aspen Baker | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics
Aspen Baker

Women who have had abortions, along with our allies, are taking the lead, showing that even in the midst of increasing hostility, polarization, and politicization, it's possible to nurture human connection and empathy.

Can We Create a Different Conversation About Abortion?

Jaime-Alexis Fowler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jaime-Alexis Fowler

With every new wave of legislation on abortion, groups and emails compete for priority status denouncing or celebrating various initiatives. It's exhausting. It's not working. And most importantly, it leaves out a significant group -- people with personal abortion experiences.

Overcoming Stigma: Dead NFL Players, Suicidal Veterans, and Emotional Women

Aspen Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aspen Baker

Across the spectrum of our mental health issues, we face similar reactions from the very people who should feel a shared sense of responsibility for our mental health -- deny, defend and attack.

Stupak: Win Or Lose, We Need Culture Change

Aspen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aspen Baker

We must recognize that we are a nation deep in conflict, and instead of trying to win with politics, we must work towards building peace. We need to change the conversation about abortion.

The Moral of My Abortion Story

Aspen Baker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aspen Baker

It's a shame that so many pro-choice people want to shut down any conversation about abortion's morality, or ethics, because when they do, they shut down women.

How to Resolve the Abortion Conflict

Aspen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aspen Baker

A just and lasting peace between pro-choice and pro-life people is possible, but it lies in the history of those who have fought over this issue, not in the tired rhetoric of "common ground."

Common Ground on Abortion

Aspen Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aspen Baker

The desire for the emotional well-being of women doesn't require compromise of human rights or moral values and it doesn't require the sacrifice of dearly held beliefs.