I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but all of our normal summer outreach and Pride events have been cancelled this summer. This is a huge bummer, because talking to people at tabling events is one of the highlights of our year! We love to get out into the community and talk about reproductive freedom. Knowing our summer was effectively cancelled, we brainstormed how else we could still reach people and have fun doing it… so we’re taking to the internet! Our Field team has organized an incredible Summer of REPRO (Rad Entertainment Party for Relational Organizing) on NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio’s Instagram @prochoiceoh!
Each week, we’ve had a different take over of the Instagram by incredible Ohio based pro-choice artists, musicians, comedians, and more! They’ve been talking about what reproductive freedom means to them, how it influences their art and the work they do, and each Friday features a livestream of the weekly artist!
I’m a fiber artist (knitting, crochet, spinning, etc) and I took over the NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Instagram myself last week and had a great time! I took input on what colors to dye some fiber that I spun for folks on Friday afternoon. It also inspired some ideas for yarn I’m going to dye later this year!
We’ve had a lot of fun promoting Ohio-based artists and musicians, and I’m looking forward to seeing what other folks bring to our Instagram for the rest of the summer.
Have you missed past events? Check out the “Summer of REPRO” highlight!
Are you an artist, or know one who might be a good fit for a takeover? Email me at kelleyf at prochoiceohio dot org!
For choice, forever,
Statewide Field Manager