How one woman's road to pregnancy led her to confront stereotypes about black women and fertility
'For so long I had been told that black women did not struggle with infertility,' says Stacey Edwards-Dunn
This story was originally published on January 3, 2020.
Growing up, Reverend Stacey Edwards-Dunn had internalized stereotypes that black women were supposed to be hyper-fertile.
So after she underwent multiple rounds of fertility treatments and suffered a miscarriage, she struggled in silence within her family and faith community.
"For so long I had been told that black women did not struggle with infertility," she said.
"And now I'd become one of those examples that this is not true."
Edwards-Dunn speaks with Out in the Open host Piya Chattopadhyay about this added layer of stigma for women of colour, and how it affected her both personally and as a leader in her church.
This story appears in the Out in the Open episode "Inside Infertility".