A new artivist in residence is coming to Bajesdorp in April! Asia is an (graphic) artist from Warsaw who is busy with different feminist subjects in her drawings. At this moment the legal abortion issue is a very hot topic in Poland as Poland remains one of the few countries in Europe where abortion is still illegal and the established right-wing government is trying to implement even harsher punishments for abortions and take away the only possible means to a legal abortion (in case of health issues of the embrio or pregnant parent). For her project in Bajesdorp Asia wants to draw graphic stories about people who had an abortion and want to talk about it. The idea is that these stories would be empowering for the people who still talk about abortion with shame, feeling of guilt or don’t talk at all, because their language to talk about it is dominated by conservatives and fundamentalists.

Do you have a story to share or know someone who might want to share? Take contact with Asia.