Monica, Robin, and Anna, but not Whitley, Aunt Viv, or Mary Jane: Why aren’t Black Characters in the Infertility Narrative?

  Last Sunday night, I was curled up in my bed for the season premiere episode of the final season of Downton Abby. (At this point, if you haven't yet watched that episode, spoiler alert ahead!) Within the first 15 minutes, Anna reveals (implies) that she'd recently suffered a miscarriage, and that this wasn't the … Continue reading Monica, Robin, and Anna, but not Whitley, Aunt Viv, or Mary Jane: Why aren’t Black Characters in the Infertility Narrative?

There’s No Place Like Home (And Endless Questions) for the Hoilidays

This week kicks off the American Holiday season: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's Eve. Plenty of food, parties, shopping sprees, drinks, and time with family and friends. Time with family and friends usually means people want a life update: How's School? How's Work? Did you get the job you interviewed for? When are you going … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home (And Endless Questions) for the Hoilidays

You Are Not Alone-Step Up and Speak Out: National Infertility Awareness Week

It's that time of year again: National Infertility Awareness Week!  The theme this year: You Are Not Alone. ( Cue the Michael Jackson music) To know me and this blog is to know this is my mantra.  Infertility can be very isolating. When you look around and everyone has a kids, or is pregnant, or asking you about getting pregnant, … Continue reading You Are Not Alone-Step Up and Speak Out: National Infertility Awareness Week