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winning submissions & honorable mention pieces

October 12, 2018

Sopher forceps are used in dilation & evacuation abortions to dismember second-trimester children in the womb. For this piece, they have been used to tear apart photo negatives. "Dilation & Evacuation" invites viewers to reflect upon how abortion destroys entire lifeti...

October 22, 2017


A beautiful spring day.

A sign on a building reads: “Choice Clinic for Women.”

A 25-year-old biracial woman stands alone on the sidewalk. This is MAYA SONDER, best known for putting others first. She is petite, a late bloomer, with vibrant tea...

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1st Place Winners

When others drove with their headlights on

and tied yellow ribbons onto trees

we wore black and walked to school.

When torches lit, and oil fields bur...

1st Place: Inside the Beast

October 13, 2018

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October 13, 2018

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@2017 by Aimee Murphy and Encounter Youniverse project collaborators.