Founded in 2015 under the name Lady Parts Justice League, Abortion Access Front is a team of comedians, activists, writers, and producers that uses humor to destigmatize abortion and expose the extremist anti-choice forces working to destroy access to reproductive rights in all 50 states.
We do the job that the media doesn’t, creating provocative and hilarious videos and social media content that educates people about the pervasive, discriminatory abortion laws that profoundly and disproportionately impact the poor and people of color. Another crucial part of AAF’s mission is to support and raise awareness about independent abortion providers. These clinics bear the brunt of anti-abortion legislation and harassment.
We also spend our time out on the road.
Abortion AF: The Tour is a year round comedy and music tour that borrows from a USO format- bringing entertainment, elbow grease, and love to abortion providers and their communities. AAF creates a fresh space for people to take action who haven’t necessarily seen a place for themselves before in political or reproductive rights movements.
We foster a multicultural, multi-ethnic, gender fluid team of creative activists who understand how important and rewarding it is to create content that comes from and speaks to a diversity of life experience.
Why We Changed Our Name
Easy. The name Lady Parts Justice League was not in line with our vision and values. We strive to be intersectional, but did our name reflect that work? Not so much. We decided to fix that. We advocate strongly for the reproductive health and rights not only of cis women but people of all genders. Let’s be clear: not all ladies have uteruses. And not everyone with a uterus identifies as a lady. Full stop. Everyone deserves access to dignified, safe, culturally competent, affordable health care. The name was narrow, alienating, and just plain hurtful to many, and we want to apologize to all who were excluded or othered by us using it.
In addition to being more inclusive, we are also pumped to continue our work with a name that reflects our primary mission of putting ABORTION front and center. We are seeing a wave of extremist anti-abortion legislation like never before, and it’s critical that we not shy away from what we are all about: Abortion Access! AAF’s work is to normalize abortion, celebrate those who provide it, and fight like hell to keep it accessible and legal. By choosing Abortion Access Front, we unapologetically declare we are on the front lines of the fight and stand with the providers of abortion. Ask any of the over 70 clinics we have serviced; when they ask for help, #WeShowUp.
We are the Abortion Access Front. We are Abortion AF. We are damn proud of that, and we are here to serve! If YOU’RE Abortion AF, sign up to kick ass and take names with us here. Trust us when we tell you, when you hang with AAF, you will see, exposing sexist shitheads has never been more rewarding.
Meet the Team
FOUNDER, CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER
Lizz Winstead, AAF’s founder and chief creative officer, is one of the top political satirists working today. As co-creator and head writer of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” she forever changed the way people get their news.
In 2004, Winstead also co-founded Air America Radio, while also co-hosting “Unfiltered” every morning with the amazing Rachel Maddow and Hip Hop legend, Chuck D.
Now with Abortion Access Front, Winstead has taken her satirical brilliance one step further, combining it with her passion for reproductive rights to expose anti choice hypocrisy and inspiring a whole new model of activism.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Jason is best described as that friend who is already making a spreadsheet for this. Before Joining AAF, Jason spent 7 years managing operations for a small culture change org using media to combat gender-based violence, and the prior 8 years in non-profit arts management helping grow a community theatre into a world-class performing arts venue.
Outside of work, Jason has a slight running and cycling habit, with multi-day charity rides, and 16 marathons towards his goal of running one in all 50 states. All this balances his passion for cooking, baking, and consequently eating.
Head of Production (She, Her, Ella)
With only a brief 4-year sidetrack as a restauranteur in Madrid, Spain, Angela has spent the last three decades working in television production as an Associate Director for shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Busy Tonight, MIA Music Festival, and The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. But it was her time at The Daily Show working with Lizz Winstead that brought her to AAF. After starting as a part-time producer on the video version of Feminist Buzzkills, the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful team full-time came along and she jumped at the chance. She now uses her production skills for good and learns so much from this kickass AAF crew on how to keep talking about and fighting for abortion all day, every day.
FOUNDATION GIVING OFFICER
Before joining AAF as Development Director, Kimberly worked for Doctors Without Borders, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee. She's proud of her Appalachian roots, and lives half the year in Northeast Tennessee where she works on progressive issues, including abortion access, with a vibrant and diverse activist community.
Moji loves yoga, insightful books, great talks and is currently having all the fun raising an adorable-assed feminist.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Kristin once read an article about clinic escorts being harassed and thought, “Hey, that sounds fun!” And the rest is history. She has spent the last seven years running the volunteer escort program at her local indie clinic, organizing protests and direct actions, raising thousands of dollars with her local volunteer-run abortion fund, and generally being a nuisance to any anti-abortion folks within a several hundred-mile radius. She has carefully honed her goddess-given ability to be Incredibly Annoying™️ and uses it exclusively on anti-abortion zealots. She found her people at AAF!
GRAPHIC DESIGNER (she/her)
Sarah graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Media and Information, where she studied animation and motion graphics. She worked as an animation intern at Homer Learning before joining Abortion AF.
Community Engagement Manager (She/Her)
Emily Bice is an activist and writer who has thrice been described as having “game show energy.” Before AAF, she worked in TV and theatre, focusing on projects that use storytelling and comedy to inspire change. She loves cooking, yoga, and fighting for bodily autonomy (duh).
Social Media Manager (She/Her)
Sanna Legan is an activist artist, using social justice and creative practice to make a difference. For her artwork, Sanna has been recognized as a Young Arts Finalist, National Scholastic Winner, United States Presidential Scholar, and has had her work featured in Art Basel. Sanna has also been featured on @instagram for her reproductive justice art. Currently, Sanna is the Social Media Manager for Abortion Access Front, advocating for abortion access across the country.
Director of Development (She/Her)
Programs Manager (She/Her)
HEAD WRITER (they/them)
Molly Gaebe is a writer and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade and a proud abortion doula. She hails from Miami and has previously worked for the Reproductive Health Access Project. Some call her the “Sauce Queen” because she loves sauce so much. Sauce as in condiments. But she also loves wine so I guess both ways work.
Katrina is a writer and fiber artist based in New Hampshire. Her comedic writing can also be found on McSweeneys and Slackjaw. When she's not fighting for reproductive justice or knitting lil' hats for her ungrateful chickens, she can be found riding around her rural town on her longboard, listening to David Bowie via headphones that are probably too loud.