I am working on a new project called Baby Elephants. The main line of the book will follow my experience with having a miscarriage last winter. If you would like to read about it, please visit my 12 Weeks blog posts. However, through that experience I have come to know many women who have dealt with this same horrible loss. It is like a secret society, where women you’ve known for years come out of the woodwork and share their similar experiences. The creases in their brow, the tears that well up, make you realize that this is so commonly human. I want to share these stories, bringing them to the surface so that they are no longer an elephant in the room that too often goes unrecognized.
Here’s what I’d like to do. You tell me your story. If you are a writer, write it out. If you want some guidance, answer these questions and I can put it together for you. It could be a look at a very distinct memory you had, or it could be the overview. I’d like to provide many different perspectives, how you have coped, and maybe how those scars are still affecting you today. If I choose to use your story in Baby Elephants, you can let me know if you’d like it to be anonymous or to use your name. Or if you just want to write it out with no intention of making it public, I am happy to just be that listening ear.
I’m pretty limited in my reach through Facebook, so please share this link with other people that you know that may have a story to tell too. This is my first time trying something like this. If you know of a better way to collect stories, please share those ideas with me. For now, you can email me through my blog using the form below. I will reply to it from my email address and then you can send me your story. (I don’t want to just post my email address here for all to see). Or you can message me through my Facebook page.
Thank you all for your strength and courage, it’s one thing that helps keep my head above water.