Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos (Sig-din-us) is an award-winning author, blogger and infertility survivor. In her first book, Silent Sorority, Pamela shares with naked candor, humor and poignancy the intense and, at times, absurd experience of confronting infertility -- particularly overwhelming in an era of designer babies and helicopter parents. Silent Sorority is the antidote to the "momoir." It gives voice to the large but little known population of women left to confront the often unpredictable and lasting impact of failed fertility treatments. Relationships and identity are among the casualties. With raw honesty Pamela draws from her experience to explore the stigma associated with infertility and the complex effects of living involuntarily childless.
Her new book, Finally Heard: A Silent Sorority Finds Its Voice, became available May 1, 2015.
Pamela first dealt with the confusion and weirdness of infertility in isolation. At the same time she was writing Silent Sorority she started her blog Coming2Terms, which allowed her to connect with women around the world also looking to reconcile the challenges of living in pro-natal societies. Her international readership includes those who have never stepped foot in a fertility clinic, those pursuing fertility treatment, those who became mothers after treatment or adoption, and those, who like her, are building lives without once sought after children.
Pamela has been profiled in The New York Times, Women's eNews, Redbook, The Globe and Mail, The BroadSide, Yahoo Shine, The NotMom.com, The American Prospect, The Ottawa Citizen, The New Atlantis, and Vancouver Sun. Her writing is featured in a variety of media outlets including WIRED, FORTUNE, The New York Times, NYT Motherlode Blog, Huffington Post, Seleni Institute, Medium's Human Parts, More.com and BlogHer.
She earned a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Michigan and an M.A. in Organizational Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit. After 10 memorable years working in the auto industry, she now lives and works in Silicon Valley. When she's not writing, she enjoys travel and discussing history, indie films, documentaries, politics, current events and literature with her husband and friends. She is passionate about being a voice for those who experience trauma as a result of failed fertility treatment.