Amy Brenneman – ‘Lives of Women’


Introducing “Lives of Women,” an intimate portrait series from Indigenous Media and created by acclaimed-filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia, that showcases the voices, thoughts and experiences of women as shaped by their past choices, present and hopes for the future. Their stories are equal parts happiness and hope, nostalgia and heartbreak, dark and light. These are the real stories of the women who make up our world.

“I absolutely think the word ‘Christian’ has been stolen in 2017 in America by the ‘Christian Right.’

I had an abortion when I was 21. I’d actually been public about having had an abortion 10 years ago, but that was pre-social media, so now in the age of Twitter and Facebook I was trolled pretty viciously. The experience of withstanding that has been really transformative.

In my church, we are prayerfully pro-choice, which means that we believe in the moral agency of women. I think a woman’s moral agency means that she has autonomy over herself to decide what is right for her body and decide what is right for her fetus. So I don’t feel like I’m in conflict with where I go every Sunday.

I’m never going to win those pro-life people over. They hate me and they say horrible things about me, and I am in acceptance of that. So to live alongside this hatred has been really empowering and, ultimately, freeing.”
–Amy Brenneman, #LivesofWomen

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