"Hope Heals Grief - My IVF Journey"
Did you know that one in six couples worldwide are living with infertility?
Most of my adult story has been overwritten by my drive to overcome infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss. My husband and I spent ten years to have our first son and another four before we had our second. We are forever grateful to be parents.
I created this series to increase awareness of infertility and to provide hope and healing to those walking this path - with images outside of the stock photos of swollen bellies, baby fingers, and baby feet that are highlighted in fertility brochures and websites.
"Hope Heals Grief" started as I was painting circles - As I looked at my cellular like paintings I was reminded of my embryos from my IVF cycles. This became "Embryos of Potential" and evolved into the series.
I am donating ten percent of my proceeds from the "Hope Heals Grief" series to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association dedicated to to ensuring that all people challenged in their family building journey reach resolution. Visit resolve.org to access infertility resources, find a support group, and take action for advocacy. I utilized this organization during my infertility journey and encourage others to do the same.