Right around the time that Laura Ling was giving birth to daughter Li in June, older sister Lisa Ling was coming to terms with the terrible, opposite experience of a miscarriage. Lisa went public with the news on Tuesday as part of a return appearance on The View that airs today.
While the loss of an unborn child is obviously devastating, Ling got typically proactive in its aftermath. Discovering that many women who have miscarriages feel ashamed and don’t know where to turn to, she co-launched discussion forum website SecretSocietyofWomen.org.
Pregnancy is just one of twenty category topics women are encouraged to jump into anonymously. Others include “Jealousy”, “Lies”, “Eating Disorders” and the two male gender biggies – “Sex” and “Money.”
There’s also some intriguing guest content on the site. Dermatologist and USC prof Dr. Jessica Wu writes about the shame many of her female patients feel when receiving Botox treatments. She also recalls a husband who threatened divorce if his wife ever had any work done, and the rage he flew into when he discovered that she had injected Botox.