The Nuanced Grief of Infertility

On losing something I wasn’t sure I wanted

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The problem with having to write a letter stating my absolute acceptance of impending sterility was knowing that if I hedged at all, I may not have been allowed to go through with it.

The result of these mingling griefs is a complicated relationship with the motherhood narrative — something that is still wildly pervasive.

This sneaky, subtle, nuanced grief is an art.

Screenwriter. Canadian. Wordsmith for Transplant (Crave/NBC) The Order (Netflix) andThis Life (CBC) . Loud about endometriosis and women’s health.

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