In 2016, Jamie Kushner Blicher was alone with her art and seemingly too many IVF needles. One day, out of a desire to take back the control those needles had on her life, she grabbed a sterile one, pumped it full of ink, and forced all that emotion right onto the canvas. Sharing her art on social media started out as a welcome distraction from her otherwise all-encompassing infertility journey. As interest in her art grew, Jamie felt that it was time to bust out of the infertility closet and be transparent about the inspiration for her work. The support was overwhelming. Instantaneously, Jamie went from having a very heavy secret that only the closest around her knew about, always talked about with trepidation, to a large and incredibly encouraging community cheering on her every move.
Today, Jamie is proud to report that she is a mother of two incredible twin boys. Seeing how opening up about her journey gave her an incredible support system and how her art continues to serve as a form of welcome mat to starting the conversation, she could not stop. Today Glitter Enthusiast’s mission is to educate, support, and empower all women, but especially the 1 in 4 who are going through their own infertility journey.
A portion of every sale is donated to RESOLVE. RESOLVE is a national non-profit organization providing free/low cost support and educational programs to meet the needs of women and men diagnosed with infertility. Order your favorite piece of art today, and know you're supporting a wonderful cause.
Resources For Fertility Warriors
- Resolve,The National Fertility Association - https://resolve.org/
- InCricle Fertility - https://www.incirclefertility.com/
Resources For Loved Ones
Glitter Gab Episodes
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