In Season 3 of The TMI Project Story Hour: Stories for Choice, host Eva Tenuto profiles some of our favorite storytellers, all of whom share radically true stories to fight for reproductive justice.
About Season 3: Stories for Choice
Choice and true reproductive justice are not just about abortion rights; it’s about comprehensive, safe, accessible reproductive healthcare for all, and the resources to support whatever choice they choose. We pair this body of work with a customized listening and discussion guide filled with writing prompts and post-listening action items you can take today. Join us as we take a deeper dive and share the stories behind the secrets, and what happened next.
TMI Project Co-founder & Executive Director
“One of the most rewarding parts of working at TMI Project is seeing what storytellers look like when they step off the stage. It often looks like they’re floating out of the theater. They look taller; lighter. It’s as if something has truly been lifted. To be able to witness that over and over again fills my spirit. I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do.”
Eva Tenuto is the co-founder and executive director of TMI Project. Since 2010, she has brought TMI Project from her living room to a host of performance spaces, schools, detention centers, mental health facilities and the United Nations. Eva is the editor and director of multiple solo shows, one of which was awarded Best Comedic Script of 2014 in the United Solo Festival. In 2018, her directorial film debut, Vicarious Resilience, a docu short, celebrated its world premiere at The Woodstock Film Festival. Eva’s own true stories have been published on Longreads.com and in numerous anthologies including Drinking Diaries, Goodbye to All That and others. Eva studied acting at American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She received a BA in Fine Art and Women’s Studies and an MA in Elementary Education, both from Hunter College. More at www.evatenuto.com
EPISODE #1 | Alice, No Longer as Sick as Her Secrets
EPISODE #2 | Betty and Mourka: Surviving the World Before Roe
EPISODE #3 | Antoinette’s Sex-Positive Parenting Is Put to the Test
EPISODE #4 | Ilyse Teaches Her Mom How Babies Are Made
EPISODE #5 | Rita Breaks the Family Curse
EPISODE #6 | Brian Faces the Truth
EPISODE #7 | Crystal's Adoption Dreams are Shattered
EPISODE #8 | Stephanie Reads the Fine Print
EPISODE #9 | Mackenzie Defeats the ‘Dam in His Vas Deferens'
EPISODE #10 | Raine’s Medical Chart Won’t Define Him
EPISODE #11 | Tamika Rises Above Religious Hypocrisy
EPISODE #12 | Deborah Chooses Herself
EPISODE #13 | Eva Leans to Mother Herself
Stories for Choice uses radically true stories that include the TMI parts we usually keep to ourselves because of fear, shame, stigma, or cultural expectation — to ignite human connection, challenge the status quo, and inspire storytellers and listeners alike to take action for true reproductive justice. Choice is about comprehensive, safe, accessible reproductive healthcare for all who need/want it, to make whatever choice they choose. The stories featured in this season of the podcast highlight the gray areas of an issue that is often talked about in black and white.
EPISODE #1 | Don't Step on Jessieca's Nikes
ABOUT TMI PROJECT & THE PODCAST
Since 2010, TMI Project has led more than 100 true storytelling workshops and staged live storytelling performances by nearly 2,000 storytellers, which have been presented to audiences of nearly 200,000. In the past, you had to wait on line to get seated in an off-broadway theater, a cafeteria in a detention center, or perhaps you were coming to hear activists perform their stories at the United Nations. Now, you can listen from anywhere in the world. Tune in and join us. While you listen, don’t forget to ask yourself, “What is my TMI story?” We all have one.
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TMI Project’s Stories for Choice Program
Learn more about TMI Project’s overarching Stories for Choice program, engage with more Stories for Choice content, and learn how you can get involved with the reproductive justice movement.
Fill out our form to access the accompanying Discussion and Action Guide to find out how you can use true stories as the launchpad for brave communication, meaningful discussion, and impactful action.