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Dear Dawn Robinson…


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.


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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Dear Braxton Sisters…


The season finale of Braxton Family Values opened with a fertility discussion for Tamar and Vince. The result was a hopeful and honest look at the discussion of fertility issues in a close-knit family. An important discussion and visual representation worthy of note…

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Dear Sherri Shepherd,


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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Dear Angela Bassett,


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…