The Writer's Voice: An Interview with Allyn Gaestel

A member of the medical staff of a licensed doctor known for providing abortions stands in doorway of the operating room of his private clinic, located blocks from one of the biggest public hospitals in Lagos, Nigeria. They asked that their identities not be disclosed. Image by Allison Shelley. Nigeria, 2013.

While cloistered in a cabin in the Catskills for a self-imposed writing retreat, Allyn Gaestel took a break to talk about her project in Lagos on unsafe abortion, her reporting style and writing on sensitive topics, with Anne Hersh on The Writer’s Voice. The weekly program airs Tuesdays at 1pm on WIOX Community Radio 91.3 FM in the Catskills in upstate New York or at