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 created a line of cards 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” by providing concrete and meaningful messages that relay care and concern. 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.

Jessica also created a line of tees and enamel pins to further the conversation surrounding pregnancy loss. She produced a photo shoot and video series for the launch. 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 a variety of artists to do so:

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