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Names of Women is a short film based on a true abortion story. Our mission is to use this story as a platform where women can find resources, solidarity and ways to share their stories with one another.

The film is just as important as the toolkit that accompanies it, which can be found here.


In spring of 2016, an all-woman film crew was gathered. In August 2016, the Names of Women crew successfully crowd-funded $20,000 to produce this film. Finally, in January 2017 the film premiered in New York City and is now on a national tour across the country.


Written by Poppy Liu

Directed by Poppy Liu & Amanda Madden

Director of Photography Samantha Panger

Edited by Amanda Madden

Produced by Caitlin Grossjung

Original Score by Melanie Hsu

Graphic Design by Zoraida Ingles

Executive Producer Poppy Liu

Names of Women is a creation of the media production company collective sex which seeks to decolonize the art of storytelling.