About a year ago I had the occasion to read some of this work as part of an event at the fertility clinic where I received treatment, and it was an incredibly profound, even life-altering, experience. Although I hadn’t thought of it at the time of writing, publishing and promoting this work is unquestionably a form of activism and, yes, education. I’m now partnering with “The ART of Infertility,” which is a Michigan-based, national art, portraiture, and oral history project. It’s been a great opportunity for collaboration, including a writing workshop on campus on writing and the body. If there’s any unifying theme to my work, it’s that—as Virginia Woolf said in “Professions for Women”—we need to tell the truth about our experiences of the body.
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