At the HER Foundation, we understand the vital role of storytelling.
Benefits of story:
- to talk about HG is healing
- to write about HG promotes awareness
- to read about HG is validating
- to connect our community through shared experiences is crucial
- to educate others who have no experience with HG encourages empathy
- to promote changes in policy leads to improved care
Who tells the stories is as important as the stories themselves. We will do our best to find a volunteer to interview HG survivors who may not feel comfortable writing in English because they are non-native speakers or face a learning difference that interferes with written language.
If you would like to share your story:
- Please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org* to let us know you need to be interviewed to share your story.
- A volunteer/intern writer will email to schedule your interview on Zoom and confirm which 1 or 2 groups of question below you wish to discuss.
- Our volunteer will draft a story from your interview, and a Director will review and approve the written interview.
- You will then be asked to review the written piece and sign a photo/story/video release form.
- You will send us any changes you would like and some pictures of yourself and your family.**
We would also like to know:
- How do you refer to hyperemesis gravidarum in your native language?
- How do you say 1 mom is 2 many (one mom is too many) in your native language?
* If you prefer to submit your story by writing it instead, fill out our story survey.
* * If you are uncomfortable with sharing pictures and would prefer not to do any video, please let us know. We can work with you. Our primary goal is increasing awareness and sharing the stories of as many women as possible across the globe. Your voice is important!