Advocacy: Pregnancy + Infant Loss

Dr. Jessica Zucker specialized in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health long before experiencing a 2nd trimester miscarriage firsthand. Since her loss, Jessica has written extensively about the pain and the politics of loss for outlets such as: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Refinery29, TIME, and elsewhere.

She launched the #IHadAMiscarriage campaign with her first New York Times piece in 2014.

Jessica’s Instagram account was named “the bravest use of social media” by Women’s Health Magazine UK and has been featured in SELF Magazine, People Magazine, Glamour, Refinery29 UK, Elle Belgium, France, + UK, Cosmopolitan France, Marie Claire Mexico, The Independent, The Daily Mail, The TODAY show, among other outlets.

Jessica created a line of cards in 2015 for pregnancy and infant loss. In the aftermath of pregnancy loss it can be difficult for loved ones to know what to say/do. These cards aim to provide the antidote to “I just didn’t know what to say”. Her goal is to ultimately help normalize the cultural conversation surrounding the grief that accompanies pregnancy loss. The cards have received international press in hundreds of publications.

In 2016, Jessica created a line of tees and enamel pins to further the intergenerational conversation surrounding pregnancy loss, specifically about pregnancy after pregnancy loss. Jessica is now collaborating with Feminist Apparel to reach an even wider audience in an effort to combat the silence, shame, and stigma.

She is keen on utilizing art for social change and has teamed up with several artists to do so:

Anne Robin Calligraphy
Claudia Sahuquillo
Illustrated Impact
Jane Beaird
Kimothy Joy
Ryan Alexander-Tanner
Samantha Hahn
Sarah Naqvi
Taynee Tinsley