From the time I was little, I have loved to write. I used to envision a story and then use my words to share what was in my head with others. I would constantly write and read–as a way to escape, as a way to process, and as a way to celebrate.
In college, I took a writing course and my love of writing deepened. Last year, I began sharing my journey of pregnancy loss and life after loss on my blog. When I first started sharing my story, I was writing for me. For my healing and for my personal growth. As my readership has grown, I realized my writing, though written for me, had begun to depict every woman who has lost, who has doubted, who has feared, and who has loved.
Yesterday, a friend of mine gifted this poetry book with this message:
“I hope you enjoy this book of poetry (“Bone” by Ysra Daley-Ward). Words are powerful. You have such strength and inspire me so much. You have experienced profound loss, and yet you use your experience to give strength and bring healing to other women”
I cannot explain the way my friends message has impacted me. I am humbled and in deep gratitude for her, and for every person who takes the time to read my words. Never in my wildest dreams did I think anyone would be “inspired” by my words or my story. I so appreciate that I have been given this space to speak my truth. A space to build community, a tribe, of other women who understand the complexity of emotions that surround baby loss.
There is no doubt that my journey has been difficult, but it has also been filled with profound and deep joy. “Writing is a Soft and a Hard Place, All at Once”, just as life is, and I could not be more grateful for it all.
- My Babies are Real Even if You Can’t See Them
This is was a post that I wrote for Still Standing Magazine. You can see the original here. A copy of that article is shown below: “Do you see it Mom?’ my Rainbow daughter asked me one morning. “See what”? I replied, half awake “The beautiful colored lights all around us” Curiously, I looked around […][read more]
- Episode 11 with Erica M Mcafee
This article originally appeared at Erica’s web site here. I have duplicated the article below for your convenience. https://www.ericammcafee.com/podcast/ep11 In today’s episode Aditi Loveridge, shares her Pregnancy Loss Story and how healing tools helped her rediscover trust and inner power, so she could engage in life again. After losing her first two pregnancies, she was […][read more]
- Learning to Trust After Loss
This article originally appeared in Birthing Magazine (Summary/Fall 2014). To download the original article as a PDF, click here. The entire article has been provided below for your reading: NOTE TO READERS: THIS STORY DISCUSSES INFANT LOSS In the evening of October 2, 2012, I went into labour. My contractions were light in the […][read more]
- We Are Mothers – A Visual Project showing Connection
I am honoured to have been a part of this project. The visual project shows the power in connection and in sharing our stories. Having other women who can relate to your experience of loss is truly healing. Each story that was shared and each tear that was shed connected us. It was a deep reminder that.We are not alone. And no matter...[read more]