Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos (Sig-din-us) is an award-winning author internationally recognized for her writing on the limitations of reproductive medicine and the personal and social impacts that accompany fertility challenges. She was named a Top 10 Health blogger by Time Inc.’s Health Magazine in July 2015.
In her first book, Silent Sorority, Pamela shares with naked candor, humor and poignancy the unpredictable and emotionally demanding experience of confronting infertility in an era of helicopter parents. Silent Sorority is the antidote to the “momoir.” Her followup ebook, Finally Heard, gives voice to a large but seldom acknowledged population of women reconciling the trauma of failed fertility treatments. Relationships and identity are among the casualties. Her writing raises provocative, often uncomfortable questions usually reserved for late night reflection or anonymous blogging. With raw honesty Pamela draws from her experience to explore the stigma associated with fertility issues and the complex effects of living involuntarily childless.
Pamela first dealt with the confusion and weirdness of infertility in isolation. This was a time not so long ago (pre-“Dr Google” and before the proliferation of Internet communities) when most information on the topic was available via the library and book store. It was only after she and her husband decided they were done being human lab experiments that she began to realize that overcoming unexplained infertility is about much more than making a baby. It’s about coming to terms, when nature and science find their limits, with a life different than one so often taken for granted.
At the same time she was writing Silent Sorority she started her blog Coming2Terms, writing under the alias “Pamela Jeanne.” Her international readership includes those who have never stepped foot in a fertility clinic, those pursuing fertility treatment, those who became mothers after treatment or adoption, and those, who like her, are building lives without once sought after children.
Pamela and her blog have been profiled or referenced in The New York Times, Health.com, TIME magazine, Women’s eNews, Redbook, The Globe and Mail, The Broad Side, Yahoo Shine, The NotMom.com and RESOLVE. Her writing is featured in a variety of media outlets including WIRED, FORTUNE, The New York Times Motherlode Blog, Huffington Post, Seleni Institute, Medium, More.com and BlogHer, just to name a few.
She earned a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Organizational Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit. Pamela spent nearly a decade working in the auto industry before relocating to live and work in Silicon Valley. When she’s not writing she enjoys discussing history, Indie films, documentaries, politics, current events and literature with her family and friends.