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. Her piece The Wild World of IVF, Explained is part of a Marie Claire package nominated for a 2019 Ellies Award by The American Society of Magazine Editors. She was named a Top 10 Health blogger by Time Inc.’s Health Magazine in July 2015. She maintains several blogs, has a sizeable social media and Twitter following and is regularly sought out to discuss the Reprotech industry in podcasts as well as by mainstream media.
Her writing is featured in a variety of media outlets including STAT, WIRED, Marie Claire, The New York Times op-ed page, FORTUNE, The New York Times Motherlode Blog, Huffington Post, Seleni Institute, and Medium. Pamela and her blog have been profiled or referenced in The New York Times, REVEAL News, TIME magazine, Women’s eNews, Redbook, The Globe and Mail, The Broad Side, MarketWatch, Forward, Yahoo Shine, The American Prospect, Health.com, The NotMom.com and RESOLVE.
In her first book, Silent Sorority, Pamela shared 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 raised provocative, often uncomfortable questions usually reserved for late night reflection or anonymous blogging. With raw honesty Pamela drew 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.
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. Now a resident of Nevada she is the co-founder of the grassroots initiative ReproTechTruths.org. When she’s not researching and writing she enjoys discussing history, Indie films, documentaries, politics, current events and literature with her family and friends.