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Interviews and appearances

Media interviews and speaking engagements

Choice Mom Expo (West Coast):
Berkeley, April 28, 2007

I hosted this first-ever workshop event for Choice Moms, with 100 women, 25 kids in childcare, 14 speakers, and 12 sponsors/advertisers who have services and products for the educated professional woman who is proactively embracing motherhood.


Donor insemination conference: conference program
British Columbia, May 24, 2007

I hosted a two-hour workshop at "Nobody's Child, Everybody's Children: An International Conference on New Reproductive and Genetic Technologies." My topic was how we redefine families with today's technologies, and the importance of respecting the fact that half-siblings and "birth others" might be important to your child.

This international conference was convened to critically consider legal, legislative, and medical issues about new reproductive and genetic technologies. The event was at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo, BC, May 24-26.


Resolve teleseminar:
February 28, 2007

Spoke about "Single Women and Donor Conception" direct with callers.


Today Show: video clip
January 16, 2007

This 8-minute video segment featured a discussion about the prevalence of Choice Motherhood today, including why it might neglect a child's longing for father. I gathered a group of Choice Moms and kids together (including mine) for a background shot at a ski hill to show and talk about how we support each other. Very little of that material was used.


American Assn. of Tissues Banks: info
September 9-11, 2006

I was invited to discuss in San Diego the perspective of Choice Moms and others who choose donor insemination, at the behest of sperm bank directors who are discussing the growing call for industry-wide regulations at the annual AATB conference.

"The goal of the program is to identify critical social issues that will affect sperm banks in the area of public expectations by donors, recipients and donor children."


Plan B documentary:
October 2006 release

Was interviewed on camera for the documentary "Plan B, Single Women Choosing Motherhood," produced by BC Films.

A special screening of the film was held Oct. 4, 2006, in New York City.


Donor insemination think tank:
July 2006

Participated in a Colorado-based think tank discussion about issues related to the donor insemination industry.


Midwest Book Association trade show: info
Sept. 30, 2006

I made an appearance at this midwest trade show for book professionals in St. Paul.


CBS - Philadelphia: website link
May 31, 2006

Interviewed for TV "special report" about Choice Motherhood.


Mom Talk Radio: radio website
Dec. 5, 2005

Interview with nationally syndicated Mom Talk Radio show, created by the founder of www.bluesuitmoms.com, for real-life, professional moms. The show is available for download or online listening (I'm at the end of the show).


Beverly Hills chat:
April 2006 conversation circle

I met with a group of Los Angeles-area single women who are now Choice Moms, or are contemplating this choice, to discuss issues related this lifestyle. Something similar will be set up in other cities during 2006 and 2007.


Toronto symposium:
Oct. 22, 2005

Spoke about Choice Motherhood at the donor insemination symposium sponsored by Infertility Network, Oct. 22-23, 2005. "The Future of Donor Conception: Where Do We Go From Here?" For details contact info@infertilitynetwork.org.


Twin Cities Book Festival: festival info
Oct. 15, 2005

Was squeezed in among the authors at the fifth annual book festival in Minneapolis. Featured writers included children's book writer/illustrator Warren Hanson, Paul Wellstone biographer Bill Lofy, Rick Moody (The Ice Storm), Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Queen of Dreams), Audrey Niffenegger (The Time-Traveller's Wife), Pete Hautman (Godless), Ana Castillo, and more.


NBC - Denver: Denver TV summary

Text report of the segment that appeared on Valentine's Day about women who choose motherhood before marriage.





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