Last Thursday, my writer-blogger-OI-mom friend Rachel and I (we refer to ourselves as the “OI giantesses,” because at 5′ 1″ and 4′ 8″ respectively, we are indeed huge by the standards of OI, the genetic bone disorder...
I am a writer who focuses on faith, family, disability, and ethics. While my topics are quite varied, everything I write has an element of memoir. I reflect on my experiences as a Christian (theologically conservative and socially liberal/progressive), a wife and mother (my husband and I have three children), and a person living with a disability (I and one of my children have a genetic bone disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta, or OI, which causes fragile bones and other symptoms). My interest in reproductive ethics came out of our exploration of how reproductive technologies, such as IVF and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), might allow us to have children who would not inherit my disorder. My book, No Easy Choice, is the story of that exploration.
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"Part memoir, part theological treatise, [No Easy Choice] offers a refreshingly candid and nuanced grappling with assisted reproduction...This well-written, insightful account should serve as a
resource to anyone who ponders the intersection of medicine, ethics, and parenthood." —Publishers Weekly Read More »