Last week, our staff members from Whole Woman’s Health joined forces with those on “The Vagical Mystery Tour” – Co-Creator of “The Daily Show” Lizz Winstead, Comedian and Actor Ian Harvie, and Comedienne Joyelle Johnson – for the “Don’t Mess With Access” comedy show, which benefitted Whole Woman’s Health and their advocacy arm, Shift.
Winstead is also the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Lady Parts Justice League, which is a reproductive rights organization that uses humor to fight back against anti-choice activism and legislation.
During the “Don’t Mess With Access” comedy show, ticket holders got a chance to hear some diverse (and hilarious) comedy, sign up for mailing lists to get involved in the cause and get merchandise from Lady Parts Justice League, Whole Woman’s Health and Shift.
After the show, Winstead moderated a talkback with TEA Fund Executive Director Nan Kirkpatrick, Whole Woman’s Health Corporate Vice President Andrea Ferrigno, and Whole Woman’s Health Founder and CEO Amy Hagstrom-Miller.
The following day, Lady Parts Justice League volunteers, including Winstead, Harvie and Johnson, visited our Whole Woman’s Health Ft. Worth clinic location to plant shrubs outside and around the building. They also coordinated lunch for the entire clinic staff, that was provided by Deep Cuts Butcher Shop in Dallas.
While in Ft. Worth, reporters and videographers sat down with Hagstrom-Miller for video and audio footage to contribute to The Story Exchange, a non-profit digital media project showcasing entrepreneurial women around the world. We are looking forward to hearing Amy’s voice added to this database of extraordinary women!
We owe a giant thank you to Lizz and the Lady Parts Justice League for making these events so powerful for everyone. In just two days, our staff met so many new people, had lots of fun, and put in work to continue our mission to provide quality, accessible abortion care to women around the world.