I was three yrs old when the Supreme Court affirmed woman’s right to choose what happens to her body. As a woman and a mother, never would I have imagined that fifty years later my children would have less rights and less privacy. The ripple effect of what is essentially a forced pregnancy on mental health, education and poverty is devastating. After the Dobbs decision overturning Roe, I read, talked and thought a lot about all the different reasons we women have made the choice to exercise that right in the last fifty years. I thought about the reasons a man might choose to have a vasectomy (or a tattoo, or brain surgery). Ultimately, a free person should not have to answer to anyone about the choices they make regarding their own body. It’s none of your business.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I was born in Tacoma, Washington and raised in central Illinois with 14 moves throughout the US since. Before my last last move, I owned a small business hosting art workshops and lessons and sat on the city arts commission for Gladstone, Missouri. I have participated in juried shows, fairs, popups and been a member of several arts groups in the various places I have lived. I am currently living in Franklin Wisconsin and am a member of Wisconsin Visual Artists and Milwaukee Area Resource Network (MARN).
© H. Buchholz