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Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Inc.

Our Bodies Ourselves: More Than a Book

Donations as of April 16, 2014:

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Our Bodies Ourselves: More Than a Book

We work for Our Bodies Ourselves. You might have heard of us. We put together a book all about women's health, and it's quite popular. We have a big name, so people tend to assume we've also got a big bank account. We don't.
 
Our book sales only account for 6% of our budget (you read that right - 6%). We're a nonprofit and we fundraise to come up with that other lean, mean 94%.
 
We need to raise $50,000 to continue our program work at current levels and ensure all women have access to the information they want and need.
 
This can be done with your support. If we can get 1,000 people to make donations of $50 each, we'll reach our goal faster than you can say, "Women rock."
 
We do incredible things with a global network, staff of six full-timers and a few part-time contributors. What kinds of things you ask?
 
Well ...
 
- We work with women's groups around the world who translate and adapt Our    Bodies, Ourselves. The book is currently in 24 languages! 24!
 
- A group we work with in Japan coined new, positive words for female reproductive organs because there weren't any. These words are now in the Japanese dictionary.
 
- Another group in Nepal worked to get women's reproductive rights included in the country's new constitution. We influenced a constitution!
 
- We're creating a 15-minute documentary to send to law makers in MA to promote the creation of a board of registration in midwifery.
 
- Our staff is hitting the pavement to promote the public option in the health care reform plan.
 
- And we have a super, fantastic blog that lays out the basics of current medical research in language everyone can understand.
 
Our Bodies Ourselves has always been there for you when you needed us most. And now we need you.
 
So please make a tax-deductible donation today and enjoy the warm fuzzies you get from knowing you did a good thing.
 
Thank you for your support!

-Wendy, Anne, Ayesha, Sally, Kiki, Christine, Rachel, Zobeida and Judy

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Margy and Jordan Young Thanks for providing an amazing intern opportunity for Meg!
$100.00
Lindsay Grubbs
$5.00
suzette OBOS has always been my trusted resource. I've referred many to it, including my daughter!
$50.00
Ilene Gordon What you do is crucially important for women
$100.00
Ann & Dick Heidkamp
$25.00
Mary Schweitzer What would we do without you?
$50.00
Ann Bookman Keep up your great work. We need OBOS more than ever! Women of all ages/stages of life need you.
$50.00
Sharon L. Rosen
$50.00
Nedda You have been a valuable resource for me for over thirty years
$25.00
Anonymous "...women around the world benefit daily from all you do!"
$20.00
Laura Subramanian Thanks so much for all you do!
$25.00
Judith Lienhard Your book was the best gift I received as a young woman!
$50.00
Jeanne Watson Driscoll Keep up the great work!
$100.00
Timothy and Jo Wiese Johnson
$100.00
Jane Maxwell
$100.00
Kate Sullivan
$50.00
Anonymous
$2,000.00
Fran and Terry Flanagan In honor of Amy Romano
$500.00
Anna Cook OBOS was my introduction to political feminism and adult sexuality -- I've never been sorry!
$10.00
PRIM&R Thanks, OBOS, for promoting health for women the world over, and special thanks to Judy Norsigian
$500.00
Fair Haven Midwives Thanks for carrying the torch
$30.00
Amanda Skinner
$100.00
Lin Nelson OBO changes the world for so many women.
$75.00
Cara Muhlhahn CNM Happy Holidays.
$35.00
Ingrid Andersson CNM For my mother, Karolina Johnson, a fire-soul still burning at the front lines.
$100.00
Robert Romano & Laurie Bilik On Amy's behalf
$500.00
Linda Good, MD I refer patients to your book and website constantly.
$100.00
Mag Burlinson In honor of Aunt Frannie who started it all!
$200.00
Martha Carter, CNM OBOS (the first edition!) was formative for me. Thanks for all you do.
$50.00
Anonymous I only wish it could be more! You do an amazing job
$50.00
Anonymous
$1,000.00
Infertility Network
$25.00
Cora-Lee Picone
$30.00
jessica goldberg
$30.00
Jen Douglas
$35.00
Sarah Krones Thanks Tali!
$15.00
Mimi Oziel
$25.00
Susan Yaffe-Oziel
$50.00
Leslie Robin Neshama Kassal I believe in the incredible power and magic of Womyn. Sorry this is so small. Tali-Love you!
$5.00
Jenny Amory Love your work!
$25.00
Elana
$10.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Maya Brennan Thank you for supporting women's health and helping us be informed owners of our own bodies.
$50.00
clare Thank you for doing what you do!!
$50.00
Rachel Cooper
$50.00
Ashley Barley Thanks for all the info and all your guidance to women! I'm so sorry I can't give more!
$10.00
Rachel Miller You were there for my mum, for me, I hope you'll be there for my daughter too.
$25.00
Colleen McCormack-Maitland
$20.00
L. Lee Butler
$300.00
naomi dagen bloom of course we need you...especially older women who missed the information the first time around.
$100.00

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