Amber Tamblyn is celebrating her 39th birthday in an untraditional way.
The actress, writer and activist posted to Instagram on Saturday asking her followers to take to the streets in honor of fighting for reproductive freedom. On her page, Tamblyn posted a close-up black-and-white photo of her face, with the words “All I wanna do is fight” engraved on it in bright green capital letters.
“On my birthday today, I want you to join a march in your city to fight for bodily freedom and the reproductive rights of every person in this country,” said the Joan of Arcadia alum wrote, with a hashtag that read “Ban our bodies.”
“I’m going to be marching in New York, starting at noon on Cadman Plaza and crossing the bridge to Foley Square for a big rally. If you see me, come say hello,” she continued.
the Brotherhood of Traveling Pants the actress was added to a list of other marches taking place across the country, along with a message asking people to donate money if they can’t attend.
“If you can’t join a march today, please donate to Planned Parenthood for my birthday instead. Any dollar amount will do. We are in this fight together. See you on the battlefield,” she wrote.
Co-founder of Time’s Up, Tamblyn is known for her political engagement as well as her on-screen work. Rarely to avoid speaking out, she revealed on Instagram in 2020 that she designed a face mask that referenced former President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. The red MAGA face covering, which benefited NARAL Pro-Choice America, an organization for reproductive freedom, was adorned with the words “Are We Great Again Yet?”
“With over 175,000 COVID deaths, 16 million unemployed, thousands of children separated from their families and caged, I only have one question,” Tamblyn wrote in the caption of a message from she wearing the face covering.
Tamblyn wasn’t the only celebrity speaking out about reproductive rights on Saturday. Julia Louis-Dreyfus also attended a march, where she called out a line of one of her most famous characters, Veepof President Selina Meyer. Dressed in jeans and a green coat, Louis-Dreyfus held up a sign that read “if the men got pregnant, you could get an abortion at an ATM.”
Louis-Dreyfus said in his video, “I’m protesting today to let the Supreme Court know that 80% of Americans support abortion and view it as a health issue, which of course they do.”
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