“I’m not going to avoid it or lock it away and power on as if nothing has happened, which I’m prone to doing. I have to get this right so that I can somehow feel whole again, or a version of that. I know that this will forever change me in small and big ways.” – Em Rusciano
Last weekend, comedian and radio host Em Rusciano revealed she had lost a baby boy just before 13 weeks. She spoke about the exquisite pain in a raw and grief-stricken Facebook post.
Despite the fact that one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage, it is still an unspoken subject and one that mothers and their partners often grieve privately. For some, miscarriage is private, but often shrouded in secrecy is a feeling of inadequacy, of shame.
Bravely, Em, a public figure hosting a new and high-profile morning radio show, chose to reveal to her employer, and her audience, the reasons why she needs to be off-air.