Press Release

The crowdfunding campaign for: 

For the Lives of All Women by Camila Cavalcante 

Break the Habit Press and visual artist Camila Cavalcante have launched a crowdfunding campaign for their forthcoming book For the Lives of All Women

In Brazil, abortion is illegal except in a case of rape, the mother’s life is in danger, or the foetus has anencephaly, a fatal brain disorder. The rise of conservative politicians and extreme religious lobby in the last couple of years has put women’s reproductive rights are in danger not just in Brazil, but also in America.

In the UK, access to abortion is still extremely limited in Northern Ireland, where the legislation only allows terminations if there is a serious and long-term risk to the mother’s physical or mental health. 

When we restrict access to safe abortions, we take away a woman’s autonomy. We tell her that her body is not hers, that her safety is not hers, that her life is not hers. This must change. 

Cavalcante spent two years travelling around Brazil, photographing women who have had, or who have been witness to, an illegal abortion. She photographed a total of fifty women who, with their identities protected, shared their stories and intensified the debate for women’s reproductive rights. 

Fighting for the lives of all women, Cavalcanteexposes her own body and identity. 

Within this context For the Lives of All Women is an act of rebellion in itself.

The crowdfunding campaign will run for December. To support this campaign, backers can pledge between £5 and £400 on the Indiegogo page in return for fantastic rewards such as a bag, a t-shirt, signed book and VIP bundle with a special invite to the launch. 

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Without help, this book will not be possible. If the target of £4,500 isn’t reached, backers will get their money back and the book will not be printed. 

About the author 

Camila Cavalcante is a visual artist from the north-east coast of Brazil, currently settled in the UK. She holds a Masters of the Arts degree from University of Westminster and works for the London School of Photography. Camila was awarded two photography national prizes in her home country and has taken part in over 30 exhibitions and three art residencies in Brazil, the US, Mexico and the UK.

About the publisher

Break the Habit Press is an independent publisher of feminist non-fiction, dedicated to publishing books with a social slant and covering topics that they feel need to be challenged.

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