Self-pitying wallow…

I don’t usually do this but someone who reads this blog emailed me the other day and said:

Hope you’re ok. You always sound really UP and high-kicking your way through life, but I never know.

And it got me thinking that this blog was meant to be about honesty, and was meant to be about “what it’s really like to freeze your eggs” and what it’s really like is not high kicks and being up the whole time. Even when the egg-freezing bit is over. The truth is that yes, I do have my shit together most of the time, because frankly what other alternative is there? But, just like anyone else, I have days, weeks, where I just want to crawl into my bed and cry about how unfair life is. And most of the time I don’t write about that sort of thing – I don’t think it’s particularly helpful, or informative. But maybe I’m wrong. Maybe sometimes reading that someone is Continue reading

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Egg-freezing research…

Quick post – and bit of a different one from usual – but… last month I received this email from someone called Abbie-Louise, she said…

I am currently at the University of Cambridge studying Human, Social and Political Sciences and as part of my dissertation and a project financed by Baillie Gifford Investment Bank, I am looking into the ethical, business and social implications of egg freezing. After a great deal of research I have come to realise the many positives of egg freezing – a process which I believe empowers women by allowing them to take control of their reproductive autonomy. I was particularly inspired by your post which reads: “egg freezing was a way of feeling like I was taking charge of my future, rather than just waiting for my future to happen to me.”

As part of my project I look to compare attitudes of women in England and in the US with regards to egg freezing – I will travel to California this summer to undertake this. If there is any way we could have a chat about your experiences/ blog (via skype/ email/ I could meet you in London – or wherever is convenient) then I would be so grateful.

Now I am all about the evidence, and all about talking about egg freezing so OBVIOUSLY we had a chat, and I was totally impressed by Abbie-Louise, by her questions, and insight and asked her to stay in touch.

She got back from California Continue reading