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Breast documentary screening to benefit Planned Parenthood

  • “We hope (the documentary) motivates other women to share their own stories about their bodies in an effort to create positive change and awareness in our communities,” said Lucy Leriche, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Vermont vice president of public policy. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO


For The Recorder
Friday, February 09, 2018

“The Breast Archives,” a documentary exposing how breasts can impact self esteem and life experiences, is showing in Brattleboro, Vt., on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. at 118 Elliot St.

The film shares the stories of nine women who have experienced bodily shame, disconnection. These women find a reservoir of strength, wisdom through overcoming these personal stories.

“The Breast Archives” is filmed by award winning producer Meagan Murphy. Her 25 years of experience in film and broadcast has included 12 years of work with WGBH Educational Foundation. In 2008, she received a Communicator’s Award for her work on a weekly series for teenagers, and Women Distinction Magazine named her one of the “Top 10 Women Leaders of 2016.”

This event is made possible by Planned Parenthood Defenders of Southern Vermont with support from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE). PPNNE provides sexuality and reproductive health services and education for women and men at 21 health centers across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

“PPNNE is proud to be sponsoring this event,” said Lucy Leriche, PPNNE Vermont vice president of public policy. “We want all women to feel empowered in, and about, their bodies, health and sexuality. We are grateful to Meagan Murphy for lifting up the voices of women who challenge viewers to reflect upon how society views and treats breasts. We hope it motivates other women to share their own stories about their bodies in an effort to create positive change and awareness in our communities.”

All proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood of Northern New England’s Brattleboro health center.

To reserve a ticket, visit: bit.ly/breastarchive. For more information about this event, call 802-448-9754. To volunteer with Planned Parenthood Defenders of Southern Vermont, call 802-579-7433.