To Our Audience -
Bump+ The Show has come to an end – but the conversation it has sparked is just beginning.
When we launched this experiment, the only thing we knew for sure was that the time for a new kind of conversation about the sensitive topic of abortion had come. We hoped that story could succeed where nearly four decades of angry rhetoric had failed. But our success depended completely on you.
As word about Bump+ spread to 64 countries across the globe, controversy and criticism from people on both sides of the debate followed; but instead of listening to them, you found the courage to listen to each other. Six weeks and more than 125,000 site visits later, your responses not only to our characters, but also to each other has proved to the world what we suspected all along – we were right to trust in the goodness and intelligence of our audience. We are intensely humbled by the stories you’ve shared and the respect you have shown to each other. Your partnership has challenged us to see this debate in new ways, and reminded the world that we don’t have to agree to listen and respond with compassion. Thank you for that gift.
You can add final thoughts to the current Bump+ comment threads through Wednesday, March 17th; but the episodes will remain online and this new comment thread will remain open indefinitely to allow the conversation to continue. We hope you will continue it elsewhere as well – and that you will commit to keep reaching out to each other to find workable solutions to help the real women and men who face this situation every day. It’s not an easy task; but you have proved to us that if anyone can do it, you can.
On behalf of everyone at Yellow Line Studio – thank you.
The Bump+ Producers