Poet Jen Harris’s new book Unconfirmed Certainties is about heartbreak, growth, and telling your truth⁠—even if that means saying “fuck you” to cheating fiancées.

Bad Ass Babes: Jen Harris

By Kelcie McKenney

Jen Harris outside her Kansas City home
Photo by Justina Kellner

Poet Jen Harris is unapologetic about telling her truth, and she wants readers of her new book Unconfirmed Certainties to feel the same. 

The Kansas City poet and spoken word artist has earned her place at the center of KC’s poetry scene: She has both a Drugstore and Charlotte Street residency under her belt, gave a TED talk called “Spoken Word Poetry Saved My Life,” had a guest spot on season three of Queer Eye, founded the Kansas City Poetry Slam (aptly named because she “believes in SEO ratings”), and published two books, with her third to be released on Sunday. Harris isn’t stopping any time soon.

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Planned Parenthood Great Plains Needs Our Help. Here’s What You Can Do.

By Kelcie McKenney

From Catcall’s Plant Parenthood event at PlantKC
By Travis Young

Planned Parenthood’s decision to leave Title X leaves the organization without millions of dollars in funding, and with thousands of patients who might not receive care.

In February, Trump’s administration issued a “gag rule” with Title X, a federal program that provided reproductive health services to many of Planned Parenthood’s patients. The rule would essentially force Planned Parenthood to lie to its patients—about pregnancy options, abortion referrals, and facts about procedures.

Planned Parenthood said fuck that.

Well, they said “no way,” we said “fuck.” Then we threw an event to help educate people on how they can support PP and affordable access to healthcare. Even if you didn’t make it out to Plant Parenthood, we wanted everyone to have access to the information shared.

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Plant Parenthood: Supporting Planned Parenthood

By Catcall Staff

Let’s talk about sex. And reproductive rights. And affordable access to healthcare. And body autonomy. And ALL the other things Planned Parenthood stands for.

Join us on August 25 at 7pm for a Catcall Collective meetup at PlantKC (3914 Washington St., Kansas City, Missouri) focused on how to help our local chapter of Planned Parenthood Great Plains. Come for conversation, information on how to get involved, networking with other bad ass feminists, and other Planned Parenthood fundraisers to look forward to. We’ll hear from PlantKC and their upcoming PP fundraiser, Brandon Love of Crumble Co. on why he decided to have his business vehemently support PP, and from other guests to be announced soon.

Catcall back at the patriarchy with us!

RSVP to Plant Parenthood: Supporting Planned Parenthood

Sunday August 25 at 7pm
PlantKC
3914 Washington St., Kansas City, Missouri