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Dear Dawn Robinson…

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I haven’t done one of these in a while, perhaps because everyone has been pretty darn quiet on the infertility front celeb-wise.  But Dawn Robinson deserves a nod.

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A few years back, I had the displeasure of sitting in a radiology waiting room with a 40 year old black woman who was being tested for fibroids.  She had no idea what fibroids were.  She was scared and alone, with a look on her face that said clearly how terrified she was about the x-ray itself, but also these tumors her doctor carelessly told her she may have.  My heart broke for her, and for the countless others who had probably sat in the same seats, thinking those same terrifying thoughts.

So tonight, for Dawn to openly discuss her removed fibroids as well as the endometriosis she’d also been diagnosed with, was huge.  But let’s not just stick with that.  No.  Dawn has done so very much in the past few weeks of R&B Divas L.A., with just her honesty and vulnerability, that I don’t know that I could have asked for a better spokesperson.

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What I Wish YOU Knew

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This week, I am completely and totally floored by the amazing outreach initive of Redbook Magazine.  Through partnerships with Resolve: The National Infertility Association and First Response, Redbook has launched a massive no-shame campaign entitled “The Truth About Trying“.   From behind the scenes, I’ve known about this campaign for a couple months now, but even as I got excited and prepared for it, I had no idea how absolutely amazing this movement would really be.

If you haven’t seen it, let me explain a little about what it is.

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Dear Sherri Shepherd,

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Dear Sherri, I don’t know if you’re aware of how important your humor and honesty is for Black women dealing with infertility, but please, let me enlighten you…

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Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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Congratulations are in order for Mr and Mrs. Cannon, but where does their story fit in the land of infertility? Does it fit at all? Who decides, and who is in charge of sharing these stories? The Egg explores and contemplates…

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I Think Better When I’m Angry.

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And I haven’t been angry for a few weeks.Rather than anger, I’ve been so taken with planning and progressing, and just thinking happy thoughts,…that the Discovery Channel gunman slipped right past me.I’m awake now.He ‘d been sniped before I’d even realized he…

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Dear Angela Bassett,

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Dear Mrs. Vance, I doubt you know how much your openness about the journey to motherhood means…but I would like to let you know…

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Sigh, Steve Harvey….

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Well Eggshells, on the way in to work today, I found out that I’m going to have to go off on Steve Harvey. It’s confirmed. Every morning during his radio show, Steve and his co-host Shirley Strawberry, read what is called the “Strawberry Letter”. People write in…