[Wild Cozy Truth 47] From Vaginal Steams to Adoption with Jessie Basil

Jessica Leigh Lyons- Feminist Book Club
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The featured essay today was inspired by a recent realization. My house has become Grand Central Station and I don’t hate it. In fact, it’s exactly what I’ve always wanted.
Then I literally sit down, in my kitchen, to chat with my friend and neighbor Jessie Basil. She had a rocky road to motherhood, from unexplained infertility to two birth mothers changing their minds. We discuss all the lengths she went through to try to get pregnant (vaginal steaming is just one of many things she tried!) and the grueling, expensive, heartbreaking, and completely wonderful adoption experience.
Say hi to Jessie (and Sonny!) on Instagram: @baysale1
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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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