Despite our many gains in recent decades, there are still parts of the female experience that remain bizarrely and senselessly taboo — especially absolutely anything having to do with childbearing and the reproductive process.
Which is why we are so incredibly grateful that actress Ashley Williams of the Jim Gaffigan Show penned an open essay about having a miscarriage.
The essay, entitled “I Need to Talk About My Miscarriage” featured on the Human Development Project’s website, begins by describing the actual miscarriage itself, which happened in her local Whole Foods as she grocery shopped with her 23-month-year-old son. But it’s what happened after that which really gets to the heart of the matter.
She wonders why — if so many women have actually experienced the same thing — she had never heard any of her peers actually talk about it, let alone mention it.
But Williams also offers a solution, and it’s so, incredibly powerful. She encourages women to actually talk about their experiences with others.
Beautifully and perfectly put, Ms. Williams. We thank you so much for sharing this with other women and the world.