Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Mojo Mom in Glamour

I feel very fortunate to have been inteviewed for a feature article in the September issue of Glamour. The issue should hit the news stands in a couple of days, but you can read the piece online right now. Editor Lynn Harris takes a thorough look at what it's like to be Infertile in a baby-crazed world. When I was interviewed, I hadn't realized that Lynn had experienced infertility and loss personally. Her perspecitve, in addition to her solid research and reporting, makes the article resonate with true thoughtfulness.

Lynn also contributes to the women-penned group blog Broadsheet on Salon.com, one of first stops on my daily visits to the blogosphere.

2 Comments:

Blogger PunditMom said...

Mojo Mom,

Congrats on the Glamour interview. I just read the piece online, but am troubled by the fact that this piece, as do so many others on infertility, seem to view pregnancy as the only way to have children. As a mother of a great daughter adopted from China, and someone who has experienced her own fertility issues, it seems to me that we are way too caught up in the idea that the ONLY way to create a family is to have a bio child. I'm really sorry the author didn't address the possibility of adoption in her piece as a way to satisfy the need to parent, because it only perpetuates the stereotype that adoption isn't an option and, if it is, it's only a last resort.

6:57 AM  
Blogger MojoMom said...

Hi Punditmom, I appreciate your perspective. Of course adoption is an important part of the total picture. I do think the emotional roller coaster of infertility, treatment, and miscarriage is worthy of exploration on its own as well. Lynn was brave to share her personal experience. Miscarriage in particular is so rarely discussed. How many early miscarriages have our friends or family experienced privately, without sharing the sad news? How many of us know how to reach out in support when we hear of a miscarriage or stillbirth? The Glamour piece gave us all a window into the emotional processes that go into forming our families. For those of us who had no trouble getting pregnant, it's important to be reminded of the sensitivity of those around us who feel left out by our "baby-crazed" culture.

8:09 AM  

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