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Young, Gifted and Infertile

Breaking the silence on what it feels to be born without sufficient eggs or a womb

How does it feel to be told as a young woman that you’ve been born without a womb? Or that your ovaries are insufficient and you’re already infertile? You haven’t even begun to think about having children - you’ve only just stopped being a child yourself – and suddenly you’re having to face the fact that you might never be a mother. How do you get your head round that? Well tonight, that’s what we’ll be finding out.

  • The evening will start with a performance of Flushed, written and directed by Catherine Cranfield and presented by Theatre Unlocked. Winner of Voice Magazine’s ‘Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe’ 2018. Welcome to the Ladies Room! Two women, one devastating diagnosis, and seven different bathrooms (approximately). The relationship of inseparable sisters Marnie and Jen is put to the test, but an everlasting bond is formed within cubicle walls.

 

  • Then Natasha Bishop, student and Founder of The Pants Project will be talking about how underwear became her tool for empowerment when she was diagnosed, age 16, with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome – a condition which means she has no womb. And empowered she certainly is – having raised thousands for charity, partnered with Google and Bumble, been interviewed by the BBC and Vogue, done a TED talk and written an essay for the best-selling book Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies. Oh, and she’s still only 21.

Tuesday 30 April 2019

The Pit

7pm - 9pm

Tickets £10

Proudly produced in association with The Daisy Network - the national charity supporting people with premature ovarian insufficiency - and Infertile Life.

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With thanks to our principal clinic supporters:

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The performance will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with the artists and Andreia Trigo, Founder of Infertile Life, and Marie Gerval, Co-Chair of the Daisy Network.

Chaired by Sophie Sulehria, BBC journalist and creator of the Radio 4 series The Long Road To Baby.

The Artists

The Experts

Marie Gerval

The Chair

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For press enquiries, please contact Midas Public Relations on 020 7361 7860 or email Hannah.Mcmillan@midaspr.co.uk

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Fertility Fest would not be happening without the following:

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