For too long, our reproductive decisions have been up for debate — that is, if we were given a choice to begin with. Beyond the Vessel is a photography and video project that centers portraits of people who have been directly impacted along with documentation of their stories. Through this work, I hope to honor people's diverse reproductive experiences, de-stigmatize all reproductive healthcare decisions, and challenge barriers that hinder bodily autonomy today.
About Beyond the Vessel
From 2017 to 2020, I traveled across the United States to photograph and interview people who have sought abortion care or have other reproductive health related challenges, care providers who support those who can become pregnant, and advocates who are working to improve access for all.
To date, I have worked with thirty-five storytellers across seven states. I resumed this project in 2022 and I am actively seeking for participants in Arizona now through May 2023. If you identify as a Person of Color who would like to share your reproductive healthcare experience (abortion-related or otherwise), please fill out the form below to get in touch.
If you're interested in participating, you can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out the form below. To learn more about the types of experiences that are applicable to Beyond the Vessel, please visit the Participant Experience Examples page.
I'm also searching for organizations and groups who can support my outreach for this project. If you know of anyone who might be interested in helping me identify and approach potential participants, please feel free to share this website with them or reach out to me with questions on how you or your organization can get involved.
Scope of Work
Ultimately, the message of this work will be intersectional and in support of comprehensive reproductive healthcare — especially abortion care. For that reason, it's important for all participants to be comfortable with their portrait being displayed in that light.
Images and videos from this work may be exhibited publicly, online, in the media, in a gallery, in a book, and more. Although I believe that showing your face in a photograph can be a powerful statement, I have every intention of respecting your needs. If you’re concerned about sharing your identity in public, we can work together to capture only what you’re comfortable with.
If you have any questions or are interested in participating in this project, please feel free to reach me at email@example.com.