egg donation: a journalist's personal story
June 28, 2014 6:00 AM Subscribe
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Justine Griffin, a reporter for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, decided to become an egg donor. She documents her journey in a three-part feature, The Cost of Life
: "This began as a way for me to honor a childhood friend who passed away and a hopeful account of my experience with the fertility industry. But it devolved into a tangle of broken promises, scary science and questionable experiences — ending with a ruptured cyst on my ovary and a fear that my future reproductive health may be in jeopardy."
Riveter Magazine - Q&A with Justine Griffin on “The Cost of Life”
"...at that point is when I brought it up to my employer–that I was going to be doing this procedure and I was happy to write about it because I would probably write about it for myself, anyway. I had planned to kind of blog and keep a diary just for my own personal account. I was upfront with my employer from the beginning, and they were interested in me writing about the experience. They had to know because I had to have a surgery and then I’d be out of the office. We thought it was going to be a lighthearted feature, a nice Sunday series for a couple of weeks, and it just changed very drastically as I started going through the procedure...
My goal at the end of it, once I was done with everything, was I want to write something so that next time a 19-year-old girl–like me when I was in college and I saw this ad and started Googling it–can find my story and really get answers."