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Gabrielle Union on ending the stigma and shame surrounding fertility treatments.

Gabrielle Union is on the cover of Glamour Magazine’s May Issue.

She opens up about her struggles with infertility and why she’s encouraging people to speak up and raising her daughter in the public eye.

See excerpts of the cover story by 

“So much of the Instagram life is creating these perfect illusions, right? People have kids—even through surrogacy or IVF or whatever—and the kids just appear. Rarely do we hear how. What was the journey? Without understanding what got to baby, it feels like easy and overnight. And that’s not the case.”

On Raising Her Daughter Kaavia

Union has (also) learned that being a mother in the public eye can serve as a test or a relief, depending on the day. “Part of the journey is being OK with how others—specifically moms—are viewing you, judging you, praising you,” she says. And it’s that one negative voice, even among “the chorus of positivity,” that she’ll latch onto and hold with her for the whole day. “You feel raw and exposed and vulnerable.”

Read more on the cover story on Glamour.

 

Gabrielle Union Is Not Here to Serve Hollywood

 

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