Lady Breaks is something that I have wanted to do for a really long time, and for so many reasons.
While I’ve often been paralysed by the thought of joining the never-ending league of Millennials who have begun narcissistic blogs about their super-interesting or struggle-town lives, I’ve decided that maybe my journey can help someone out there.
Over the years I have received a number of private messages from courageous friends in the throes of infertility, loss, IVF, depression and so on. It is my guess that for every brave person who is able to reach out for help, there must be many that can’t. I also guess that there are many people who may have never been personally affected by these topics but would love to know more. I want to bridge that silence.
You may or may not know this but October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and November is Adoption Awareness Month. I wanted the release of Lady Breaks to hinge on these two powerful initiatives aimed at breaking down the barriers and stigma surrounding baby loss and adoption.
Finally, Lady Breaks does confront some hard and deeply personal struggles, but it is not about creating a sad-and-sorry-sob-fest. It’s about realistically sharing what it means to crawl through the darkest valleys, and if it’s possible to find hope and meaning there.