Aspen Baker is an award-winning author, leader and speaker. She is the author of Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight, and is the Founder of Exhale. Aspen served as it's Executive Director from 2002- 2017.
Aspen gave the first TED talk on abortion in 2015, which has more than 1.6 million views. Her book “Pro-Voice,” also published in 2015, received Living Now Award’s 2016 Evergreen Gold Medal for World Peace and an IPPY Bronze Medal for Current Events (Humanitarian Issues). She has written for Elle.com, New York Times, TED.com, New York Daily News, Refinery29, Huffington Post, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, among others. As a spokesperson for Exhale, Aspen has been featured by media outlets across the country, including CNN Headline News, Fox National News, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Times, National Public Radio, and many more. Her essay “My Abortion Brought Us Together” was featured in the anthology Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection.
Aspen was named “Miss Body Positive” by Mashable and called a “fun, fearless female” by Cosmopolitan. She lives in Oakland, California with her family and you can find her on Twitter: @aspenbaker.
Refinery29: "Instead Of Fighting About Abortion, How About We Listen?"
Elle: "I am Thankful for My Abortion"
Talking Points Memo: "Let's Dump the 'Pro-Choice' and 'Pro-Life' From the Abortion Debate"
Stanford Social Innovation Review: "Leading Against the Odds"
Huffington Post: "Will 2014 Be The Year Of Listening?"
New York Times: "Openness Shouldn't Be Used to Create Abortion Debate"
Mother Jones: "No More "Pro-Life" and "Pro-Choice"