By Cassia Buonadonna is a 20-year-old student and activist passionate about the cross-over between politics and art. This year her experience with the sexism present in female health care facilities has particularly influenced her writing.
Artist statement: I want to stress that my piece and personal experience are NOT related to abortion. However, I have faced similar impediments caused by patriarchal views on the female body and intimate health care. Unfortunately, I was misdiagnosed for an infection that threatened my ovaries and urinary tract severely. These months have had a profound effect on how I experience bodily autonomy and womanhood.