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Let Us Be Seen 

 I’ve spent hours cultivating, cropping, downloading and searching for the photos shared in my #MoreThan1in8 project. I’ve seen your smiling faces over and over throughout these last few weeks. I’ve read your brave words along with those beautiful pictures as something took root inside of me.

A family.

A family I never wanted. A family no one ever wants. A family we wouldn’t ever be without again.

Most of us will never meet in person. Many of us will struggle with one another’s happy endings to the infertility journey. Some of us may even leave the family.

Still, we will be family. Family who have survived the awful depths of infertility. Family, who I hope, will now choose to thrive through and after the journey, especially by sharing our stories and asking to be seen.

Because we deserve to.

Because we must.


Part 3 of my #MoreThan1in8 campaign for National Infertility Awareness Week is here!

Let us be seen.


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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