Gabrielle Union recently opened on the challenges women battling infertility deal with herself included.
The mother of one has had 9 miscarriages and several failed IVF attempts.
According to Gabriel, not being a mother should not be a measure of a woman’s worth. Adding that events such as Mother’s day only increases pain for ‘childless’ women.
The actress who was on a promotional tour for her latest series L.A.’S finest says
I think for a lot of people who have been on a fertility journey, Mother’s Day brings so much pain.
It just feels like a sick joke, of all of your, “I’m using my finger quotes here,” “failures” as a woman.
‘And when people are like, ‘You’re not complete until you become a mom,” and you’re like, “D***, do I have any worth?” So Mother’s Day just brings all of that up.
So trying to keep that in mind, you know at 46, celebrating my first Mother’s Day, my family were like, “Well, You’ve been celebrating Mother’s Day with the boys as a step mother!”
I was like, “But there is no Step Mother’s Day. You gotta stay in your lane.”‘
‘Ya, I’m doing the work, I’m in the trenches but it’s not my day.
With Kaav, it felt like this is a day that I’m okay to celebrate loud and proud and stand out front. But I also tried not to lose sight of .
For a lot of people it’s a very painful day.
On mothers day Gabrielle shared a post on how she had gotten used to heartbreak and disappointments before her daughter was born.
I’ve cried so many times today for so many reasons, mainly because I’d gotten accustomed to heartbreak and disappointment. I think alot of us live in that space.
I set up shop there. This moment reminded me that miracles do happen. You cant age out of joy. You are worthy. You are worthy.
You are worthy. Sending so much love today to all the mamas, stepmamas, grandmas, aunties real and play, daddies, friends and anyone who has taken the time to nurture another living soul.
I see you, I gotchu. And to those who have lost their mamas, grandmas, mother figures, sending extra love and light and hugs your way. 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗