Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos (Sig-din-us) is an award-winning author, a blogger, and an infertility survivor.
In her book, Silent Sorority, Pamela shares with naked candor, humor and poignancy the intense and, at times, absurd experience of confronting infertility in an era of designer babies and helicopter parents. Silent Sorority is the antidote to the "momoir." It gives voice to the large but little known population of women left to tackle the often unpredictable and lasting impact of failed fertility treatments. Relationships and identity are among the casualties. With raw honesty Pamela draws from her experience to explore the stigma associated with infertility and the complex effects of living involuntarily childless.
Pamela first dealt with the confusion and weirdness of infertility in isolation. This was a time not so long ago (pre-"Dr Google" and before the proliferation of Internet communities) when most information on the topic was available via the library and book store. It was only after she and her husband decided they were done being human lab experiments that she began to realize that overcoming infertility is about much more than making a baby. It's about coming to terms, when nature and science find their limits, with a life different than one so often taken for granted.
At the same time she was writing Silent Sorority she started her blog Coming2Terms, writing under the alias "Pamela Jeanne." Her international readership includes those who have never stepped foot in a fertility clinic, those pursuing fertility treatment, those who became mothers after treatment or adoption, and those, who like her, are building lives without once sought after children.
Pamela and her blog have been profiled in the New York Times, Women's eNews, Redbook, The Globe and Mail, The Broad Side, Yahoo Shine, The NotMom.com and RESOLVE. Her writing is featured in a variety of online outlets including The New York Times Motherlode Blog, Seleni Institute, Fertility Authority, DivineCaroline, Open Salon, More.com and BlogHer, just to name a few.
She earned a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Organizational Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit. Pamela spent nearly a decade working in the auto industry before relocating to live and work in Silicon Valley. When she’s not writing she enjoys travel and discussing history, Indie films, documentaries, politics, current events and literature with her husband, family, and friends.