Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos: Literary First-Aid for non-Moms
“There are now many blogs and resources out there for women who had to forego parenting, for whatever reason. But when I ventured online ten years ago, there was only one.
“Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos, for my money, offers the most comprehensive treatment of the issue, first with her long-running, award-winning and popular blog, Coming2Terms, followed by her award-winning memoir, Silent Sorority.
I have had to take responsibility for my life in a deeper way than I ever had before. And because we live in a society where so few seem to take true responsibility for themselves and for those around them, it is very lonely. We don’t live in a world that really embraces soul-searching, and so much of this journey has been about soul-searching for me. I think a lot of the bad and unsolicited advice and glib responses to infertility (like “just adopt” or “it wasn’t meant to be”) are because people are so uncomfortable with pain and the possibility of pain with no resolution. We can’t take away the pain. All we can do is transform the response to it.
“She’s now taking on a misleading and often unethical fertility industry in Finally Heard.”