Meet Our Ambassadors
PLICA is thrilled to have four incredible women as Ambassadors to champion the cause of those who grieve perinatal loss and involuntary childlessness. Each of these women bring to their Ambassadorial role personal experience of perinatal loss and/or involuntary childlessness, knowing intimately the enormous grief this experience elicits, as well having firsthand experience of the possibility of healing and resilience forged through adversity. Jody, Brandi, Crystal and Janet bring a wealth of knowledge on this sensitive subject, as well as deep empathy for the heartbreaking journey our sisters find themselves on. to take you directly to each Ambassador's website.
Jody Day is a global thought leader on female involuntary childlessness. She’s an author, social entrepreneur, integrative psychotherapist, TEDx speaker and the founder of Gateway Women, the global friendship and support network for childless women. Jody’s book, Living the Life Unexpected: 12 weeks to you Plan B for a Meaningful and Fulfilling future Without Children is a must read for anyone seeking a ‘how to’ for building new life after loss.
For more about Jody and her work with Gateway Women, please visit:
Crystal Webster is the Founder of Sharing Solace, described as a Community of Grievers for Grievers. Crystal’s journey into grief begins with her discovery of being pregnant. Little did she and her husband realise the family they were thrilled to be preparing for was not the one they had expected. Her work in this space is a source of comfort and support for the many people who experience the grief of perinatal loss. Her book, Confessions of a Childless Mother: Turning a Hot Mess into a Haute Message charts Crystal's heartbreaking journey of babyloss and is available through her website.
Find out about Sharing Solace at:
After 10 years on the infertility rollercoaster, Brandi Lytle and her husband had a decision to make. They could either continue the ride on the emotional rollercoaster of infertility or find a different way to build a life together. Their decision led Brandi on a path of discovery, giving voice to her heartache and grief through blogging. A platform of choice for this Warrior, her blog is an ideal medium to share her journey with countless others who are also grieving involuntary childlessness.
To read Brandi’s blog and find out more, visit:
Australian artist and John Villiers Outback Prize finalist Janet Ambrose is no stranger to adversity, with a diagnosis of breast cancer amplifying the difficulties she experienced in being Childless Not By Choice. Yet through her struggle, and through her art, a spirit of resilience emerges that allows empathy and compassion for the difficulties experienced by women who are experiencing the grief of being without child.
For more about Janet, please visit: