“I Had an Abortion:” Fusion Launches Digital Memoir Series

Fusion launched #NoFilter yesterday, a new digital memoir series which uses the photographs and words of individuals to tell their stories in short videos.

The first installment of the series, executive produced by Anna Holmes, starts strong and bold. It’s an abortion story, and in it activist Renee Bracey Sherman says her abortion was a great decision. “I haven’t once regretted it,” Bracey Sherman says in the video. “It allowed me to change paths. It was one of the best decisions of my life, and I’m happy,” Sherman says. She has become an activist who encourages the ending of abortion stigma by telling stories, which she’s embodying through the video.

Presumably, we’ll be seeing more #nofilter digital memoirs from millennials and young people on Fusion in the weeks and months to come. Meanwhile, this brave story has turned Bracey Sherman into a lighting rod for online debate about abortion rights.