Date of Award

Summer 8-1-2013

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Women's Studies

First Advisor

Megan Sinnott

Second Advisor

Amira Jarmakani

Third Advisor

Julie Kubala


The purpose of this feminist action research project was to produce a practical support volunteer training and manual for the Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network (GRJAN). Founded in 2011, GRJAN is a grassroots, reproductive justice abortion fund that provides abortion funding and until 2012, practical support (lodging, transportation, and childcare) to low-income individuals seeking abortion services in Atlanta, GA. The resultant thesis is a reflective essay upon the project, documenting and analyzing the successes and failures of the project as well as discussing the limitations of pursuing feminist activist work within the academy.