Recently, I sat down with B. Polovina, NNAF individual member, monthly sustainer, and one of my favorite people in this world. I asked B. to share some thoughts about who they are and why they support NNAF. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.
– Yas Ahmed
Who are you in the world: A mild-mannered public servant, a spouse, a dog parent, a lawyer, and five feet two inches of grit. A child of immigrants. A mixed race (Middle Eastern/white) kid from the San Fernando Valley.
Why did you became an [individual] member and a donor with NNAF: In November 2016, shortly after the election, I decided to align my values with my pocketbook. I had just gotten a good raise the previous month, I live in a rent controlled apartment in a dual income household in San Francisco, and I enjoy immense privilege. So it was time to get to work. Knowing that all levels of the federal government would be attacking abortion access with unabashed spite, and wanting to participate how I could in working toward equity, I found NNAF.
What do you want others to know about abortion funds: I want people, especially those who live in states with better abortion access, to reflect on how abortion access has shaped their own lives and how fundamentally important it is to others who may be differently situated. If you believe all people should have bodily autonomy, supporting abortion funds is an excellent match for your beliefs. If you believe in racial equity, and centering Black people and lifting them up in yet another iteration of white supremacy in America, contributing to abortion funds will help you live your principles.