Contributors

We're proud to feature a talented array of cartoonists, illustrators, activists, historians, storytellers, and experts in reproductive justice. Follow them on twitter here!

  • Ahmara Smith is currently a junior pursuing a B.F.A in Sequential Art at Savannah College of Art and Design. They were born and raised in Atlanta and they love drawing, and writing comics!
  • Ally Shwed is a cartoonist and writer, originally from New Jersey. She received her MFA in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art & Design and has worked with The Nib, BOOM! Studios, and IDW Publishing. Currently, Ally is a professor of sequential art, scriptwriting, & art direction at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Querétaro, México, and is co-founder of Little Red Bird (littleredbirdmedia.com), a visual arts studio specializing in alternative comics.
  • Andrew Carl is a writer, editor, husband, and cat-owner based in San Francisco. He's been honored with Eisner and Harvey Awards for his work and a doctor for a wife.
  • Anise Simon lives in Durham, NC. Anise is enrolled in night classes for Electrical Systems Technology at her local community college and works as the Southern Funds Coordinator at the National Network of Abortion Funds, where she provides support to grassroots abortion funds in the South. Anise is also a helpline volunteer with the Carolina Abortion Fund. Loves: NC hip hop, pimiento cheese, safe spaces, and adventures.
  • Anna Bongiovanni is queer cartoonist living in Minneapolis whose work has been published online, in anthologies, and in mini-comics, and whose first graphic novel, Out of Hollow Water, was published by 2D Cloud in 2013. They are the creator of The Grease Bats, a monthly webcomic for the queer feminist website Autostraddle, as well as a contributing cartoonist to Everyday Feminism.
  • Anna Sellheim graduated from the Center For Cartoon Studies in 2016. She has had her work featured on the Nib, Upworthy, and a bunch of cool anthologies. She moves around a lot.
  • Benita Ulisano is a longtime abortion rights activist, clinic escort and founder of The Clinic Vest Project.
  • Bree Jordan is a Salt Lake City based comic artist and health care professional. Her work is frequently concerned with bodily autonomy, medical rights, patient advocacy and end of life planning.
  • Brittany Mostiller is executive director of the Chicago Abortion Fund, a nonprofit that promotes reproductive justice through funding abortion and organizing for racial, economic and gender justice. A native to the south side of Chicago, Brittany is passionate about authenticity, community organizing and writing. You can read some of her pieces at Medium.com/@brimost. When she isn’t busy saving the world you can find her dancing with her children or watching How to Get Away With Murder.
  • CB Hart is a cartoonist living in San Mateo and graduate of the Sequential Artist Workshop.
  • Candice Russell is a writer and abortion storyteller whose work has been featured in Teen Vogue, ELLE, Glamour and The Huffington Post. She is a proud NNAF We Testify storytelling fellow and currently serves on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas. Candice lives in Dallas with her schnauzer, Madden, where she can usually be found waiting in line for what is likely her third latte.
  • Cathy Camper is the author of several books, including the Lowriders in Space series, Bugs Before Time, and Ten Ways to Hear Snow. She also writes zines, including Sugar Needle, and is a founding member of the Portland Women of Color zine collective. A graduate of VONA/Voices writing workshops for people of color, Cathy works as a librarian in Portland, Oregon, and sister of Jennifer Camper.
  • Claudia E. Berger is a New York City based cartoonist. She makes comics about mental health, mythology and houseplants, and spends way too much time thinking about science fiction.
  • Dr. Cynthia Greenlee is a North Carolina-based journalist and historian. She's the senior editor at Rewire, the go-to online site for news and commentary about reproductive justice, health, and rights in the United States. She's also working on a history of Black Americans and abortion. Follow her @CynthiaGreenlee.
  • Daniela Diaz is a We Testify abortion story teller and works at a national reproductive health organization, where she coordinates resources and services for over half the abortion providers in North AmericaDaniela’s advocacy and activism focuses strongly on the intersection of reproductive justice, HIV/Aids and immigration from a global perspective.
  • Emily Lady lives with their cat/wife and a thousand hungry ghosts. Check out their weekly, much funnier, semi-autobiographical comic at emilylady.com and other work at emilyladyart on instagram.
  • Erin Lux is a Brooklyn based illustrator and cartoonist. She's the creator of the webcomic, Fascist Friends, and many other short irreverent comics.
  • Gianna Meola graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Illustration. She enjoys traveling, sketching, and going on walks.
  • Hallie Jay Pope is a lawyer/cartoonist living in Washington, DC. She runs the Graphic Advocacy Project, a nonprofit that uses visual communication tools---like comics!---to explain legal concepts.
  • Heidi Williamson is the Senior Policy Analyst for the Women’s Health and Rights program at the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Prior to joining American Progress, Heidi worked for SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective and the Services Employee International Union (SEIU). She is Board Chair of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now!, a reproductive justice organization based in Atlanta, Georgia and is an avid comic book reader.
  • Jaz Malone After being attacked by a billy goat at a young age, Jaz decided that leaving her Detroit, MI home was for the best. She moved to Philadelphia, PA, where she received her BFA in Animation from The University of The Arts. She currently works in the tri-state area as an illustrator, digital arts instructor, and tea enthusiast. She has yet to be attacked by another goat.
  • Jennifer Camper 's books include “Rude Girls and Dangerous Women” and “subGURLZ”, and she edited two “Juicy Mother” comics anthologies. Her work appears in numerous publications, and has been exhibited internationally. She is the founding director of the biennial Queers & Comics Conference, and sister of Cathy Camper.
  • Julia Krase is currently scribbling and petting dogs in Portland, Oregon. Her work is usually a product of pent of emotion that can't be said with words.
  • Kat Fajardo is a freelance comic artist, illustrator, and editor of La Raza Anthology. You can find her working hard at her Brooklyn-based studio creating playful and colorful work about self acceptance and Latinx culture.
  • Kate Kerns is a graphic designer and illustrator from Kansas, now living in Austin, TX. Kate graduate with a degree in Communications and is currently freelancing. She previously worked as a victim advocate for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and has interned for a handful of social justice organizations in the past.
  • Katie Brown is an OBGYN resident and abortion provider. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Andrew. This is her first work in comics but hopefully not her last!
  • Kendra Josie Kirkpatrick enjoys large amounts of black on both her comic pages as well as her clothes, and has a passion for music that features people screaming. BFA Cartooning, SVA 2016.
  • Kennedy Tarrell is a Storyboard Revisionist at DreamWorks Animation Television on Spirit Riding Free. They draw horses during the day and comics at night.
  • Kriota Willberg ’s comics focus on body-oriented sciences. She is the inaugural Artist-In-Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine. Kriota is best known for her work about injury prevention for cartoonists and artists.
  • Kris Louis Kris Louis is an illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer, and character designer originally from Long Island, New York. They have lived all over the USA in the pursuit of adventure and experience. They're an avid reader, practitioner of American Sign Language, ukulele player, dungeons and dragons spelunker, motorcycle enthusiast, hippie, and they love learning new things. They have a cat named Charlie and they love fun facts and dad jokes. If you own chickens, Kris wants to see pictures of them.
  • Laura Lannes is a cartoonist and illustrator from Brazil living in New York City.
  • Laura Martin Laura Martin is an artist currently enrolled at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT. When she's not drawing comics, she likes reading, playing video games, and jumping into very deep, cold bodies of water.
  • Leah Hayes is an illustrator, musician, songwriter, and producer. She is the creator of the graphic novel Not Funny Ha-Ha. She works out of New York City and Los Angeles.
  • Lilly Taing is a Los Angeles-born seedling who likes illustrating and making comics. She's hoping to make good art someday that can capture the quiet, unspoken feelings and complexities of our inner worlds. She hopes to combine her passion for medicine and art to help patients and healthcare providers share their stories.
  • Lindsay Rodriguez is the Communications Manager for the National Network of Abortion Funds. She joined NNAF after serving as Board President for the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity. From San Antonio, she'll always be a proud Texan who loves a dog walk, warm patio nights, and a good book.
  • Lucy Haslam graduated last year from Falmouth University, UK and now specialises in editorial work and comics. Some of these comics are made as part of the group Froglump, which has tabled at fairs around the country and does fun events together.
  • MJ Flores is an abortion storyteller with We Testify, a leadership program of the National Network of Abortion Funds, and shares her story to confront abortion stigma and challenge anti-abortion legislation. By day, MJ is a public sector strategy consultant working on health, economics, and gender issues in the United States and abroad.
  • Mallory McMaster is an abortion activist, dog mom, terrible cook, and cleaning enthusiast hailing from Cleveland, OH.
  • Michelle Kinsey Bruns is an advocate for safety and privacy of abortion clinic patients and staff, and has been a clinic escort or clinic defender at anti-choice protests in nine states. She works in web development and digital strategy. When not behind a keyboard or in front of a clinic, Michelle is most likely splashing through a creek with her Siberian huskies, making a tasty mess in her kitchen, or planning a road trip.
  • Mick Moran is a radical full-spectrum doula and the editor of The Doula Project’s zine, DIY Doula: Self-Care for Before, During, & After Your Abortion. They have spoken at institutions such as NYU and Hunter College on issues such as media activism; reproductive justice for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex people; and disability justice.
  • Nomi Kane is an alumni of The Center for Cartoon Studies who loves rock and roll, and the Oakland Athletics. Nomi draws editorial cartoons and short fiction comics whenever she can. By day, she works as a Staff Artist at the Schulz Studio in sunny Santa Rosa.
  • Plan C is a non-profit alliance of advocates who believe everyone has a right to know about the technology of medication abortion, including women in the United States. They believe women have a right to access this safe and effective technology to end their own pregnancies conveniently, confidentially, and independently.
  • Rachel Hays is a comic artist living in the Bronx, originally from Idaho. Right now she is interested in botanical mythology, quilting, crystals and stories about pitbulls that overcome all odds. She's been hooked on DIY publishing since gluing her first story to a wallpaper swatch as a kindergartener.
  • Rachel Merrill was born & raised in Baton Rouge Louisiana and now lives in the much colder Astoria Queens. She enjoys beer & donuts but not together.
  • Rachel Wilson is a writer from the UK whose work has appearead online at i-D, The Guardian, Broadly, Noisey and more. She also works as a freelance editor and translator, as well as grappling with her hand-me-down film camera in her spare time.
  • Renee Bracey Sherman is a reproductive justice activist committed to the visibility and representation of people who have had abortions in media and pop culture. She serves as the Senior Public Affairs Manager at the National Network of Abortion Funds based in Washington, DC where she runs We Testify, an abortion storyteller leadership program, and sits on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice America. In 2014, Renee authored Saying Abortion Aloud, a guide to abortion storytelling, and in 2015 she co-authored Speak Up & Stay Safe(r), a multilingual digital guide on handling online harassment.
  • Rickie Solinger is a curator and a historian. She is the author or editor of eleven books about reproductive politics and satellite issues.
  • Sage Coffey is a nervous little cartoonist gremlin. They like to make comics that make them laugh and then cry and if they're lucky, laugh again.
  • Samantha Romero studied Global Studies at Randolph Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, Virginia and is pursuing her Master's in Sociology at the University of Texas at El Paso. She was an organizer for the Wendy Davis Campaign, which sparked her passion for reproductive justice. Samantha works full time at a Texas state senate office, is the President of the West Fund, and a member of We Testify.
  • Sarah Crowe is a sculptor and cartoonist made in Austin but made for New York
  • Sarah Mirk is a multi-media journalist who covers politics, gender, and sexuality. She's the host of Bitch Media's feminism and pop culture podcast Popaganda, a contributing editor at comics journalism site The Nib, and an avid comics fan.
  • Sharon Rimann was born in Missouri in 1993, and started drawing as soon as they persuaded the hospital staff to let them out. They are mostly self-taught, but when pressed, will concede some credit to Bob Ross, Mike Mignola, and the devil.
  • Sophia Foster-Dimino is an illustrator & cartoonist living in San Francisco. She teaches conceptual illustration at California College of the Arts. Her Ignatz-award-winning series Sex Fantasy is collected by Koyama Press.
  • Steph Kraft Sheley is a lawyer and advocate for reproductive justice. She holds juris doctor and master of health administration degrees from the University of Iowa, where she was honored as a 2016 recipient of the ABA/BNA award for Excellence in the Study of Health Law. A Quad Cities native now residing with her husband near St. Louis, Steph's creative pursuits have been nurtured by her identical twin, who is a professional artist.
  • Stephanie Rodriguez hails from the Bronx, NY. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2011 with a BFA in Illustration. Stephanie's work has a cartooning style with heavy lines and bold colors. Her comics cross the line between comedic and tragic nostalgia. Stephanie currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a not-for-profit foundation based in Chicago, that is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. She is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She’s the Founder and EIC of @OutofTokensCast, the Diversity Liaison for GaymerX and often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at conventions. Her writing appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Vice Gaming, Waypoint, Wiscon Chronicles, Paste Games and other publications.
  • Tatiana Gill is a Seattle based cartoonist who uses her art to show strength and vulnerability. Themes include body-positivity, feminism, mental health and recovery. Tatiana has created dozens of self-published comic books, teaches comics, and contributes comics to local & global publications.
  • Vreni started writing and drawing her own stories as a child so she could be on Reading Rainbow. Her stories have more swearing now, but about the same amount of kissing.
  • Wren Chavers is doing their best!! A recent graduate of the School of Visual arts they're working to make all the comics they can!! When they aren't making comics, they're making memes or bread or some weird combination of the two.
  • Yamani Hernandez is the Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds an organization that builds the capacity and power of grassroots member organizations and leverages their direct access to over 100,000 abortion seekers across the country to create cultural and political change. Yamani is a staunch advocate for bringing marginalized populations of people to center. She has built her career in reproductive justice through state based work on behalf of the sexual health, rights and identities of youth. Yamani holds a B.S. from Cornell University, an M.Arch. from the University of Washington. She manages her team which spans twelve states from Chicago where she co-parents her two children. In her spare time, Yamani runs, practices yoga, and volunteers as a birth doula.
  • Katie Fricas is a cartoonist and illustrator in New York City. She has published political comics in the Guardian and is the creator of the pop culture zine Fashionique. Her drawings appear regularly in Guernica magazine.