This week is National Fertility Awareness week in the UK and in recognition of that I wanted to put out this double episode of a long conversation I had with Jessica Hepburn. Jessica Hepburn is the author of 2 books: The Pursuit of Motherhood and 21 Miles: Swimming in Search of the Meaning of Motherhood. Jessica is also the founder, in 2016, of Fertility Fest, the world's first arts festival dedicated to fertility, infertility, modern families and the science of making babies, having previously held the role of Executive Director at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
Jessica is an extraordinary woman for many reasons, she went through 11 rounds of ultimately unsuccessful IVF over 9 years and then decided to swim the English Channel and is now training to make an attempt to climb Everest. Jessica’s book “21 Miles” made me realise that we need to have a broader conversation of what motherhood means and that I want to be part of a more responsible, diverse and inclusive message.
You can find out about Jessica’s work here:
And Fertility Fest here: https://www.fertilityfest.com
You can find her books on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2pdqqFa
You can also follow Jessica on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jessicapursuit?lang=en
Please do rate and review this episode on your podcast platform and hold on to listen to Part 2