Struggling With My Purpose

My heart bursts when I read a note like this one, from one who prefers to remain anonymous. So many women struggle with infertility, which makes us struggle with our purpose in life. How could hundreds, if not thousands of females before us have the ability to create...

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Show Up for Those Around You

Robbi Hello you, thank you for sending me the link to the sneak preview I cannot tell you the emotions that I feel knowing I am part of your circle.  As for the preview what a message this is going touch or connect with those who know you and see this.  You have...

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“Miscarriage is devastating…”

Hi Robbi, Thank you for sending.  What you are doing is important, because I think a lot of people don't understand the huge significance of these issues for women. In particular, I don't think a lot of people understand how incredibly devastating a miscarriage is. ...

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My Humble Thanks to the FilmMakers

Dearest Ladies, I am beyond moved by the skill, talent, love and brilliance you all have committed to this project, The Empty Womb documentary film. I am beyond moved. Deeply humbled. Deeply honored. I know that this has occurred as a result of not only Betsy Chasse's...

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She Outlived Them All

Hi Robbi, Congratulations on your fabulous opening and much success with finding yourself with a waiting list of museums eagerly anticipating their turn to show it's penetrating story. I have long been saving some pieces of tatting for just the right moment/person....

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Lost My Only Child

HI Robbi, This is close to my heart, since I lost my only child to a rare illness when she was 3 years old. I put my grief into action for the past 16 years with gardening, setting up a Children's Fund in her name and now working as a Special Ed. teacher for SFPS. The...

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Uncharted-Yet Widely Shared Territory

Dear Robbi –   I wanted to properly thank you for the opportunity and the privilege you gave us today to view your installation.   I can honestly say I’ve never experienced an art installation that was so personal or so moving. The journey that you describe, that both...

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Distinction between Art, and High Art

Hello, Robbi…. My name is Kendall Currier…. Thank you again for the incredible, life-changing experience of seeing "The Empty Womb"  … The first impression … was of serenity …. My favorite piece in the show was a quilt made out of bloody swabs…a shivers and deep...

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Telling a Powerful Story

"Dear Robbi,   ...Thank you... for the invitation to see your installation in progress.  It was generous of you to share, and your openness and vulnerability in sharing is noted and commended.  You are telling a powerful story and I think you will find, like The...

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The Woman Who Cannot

Another gift from a dear friend, Maggie Hanley.... The Woman Who Cannot Related Poem Content Details By Unknown Translated by Miller Oberman The woman who cannot bring forth her child: go to a dead man’s grave and then step three times over the grave, and then say...

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Heartfelt, Repulsive, Loving Objects

MS Robbi You have no idea how much I enjoyed seeing your journey. What forethought - for example - to have seen a baby blanket of blood soaked cotton alcohol swabs during a time of such joy (the beginning of your IVF jouney)... To me, during my journey, and I say mine...

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Invisible Pain and Frustration

Dearest Robbi.... What a touching revelation of your journey. Thank you for creating magnificent art that gives "voice" to your experience. And what a powerful window into the invisible pain and frustration of so many women. You are truly a blessing! Cheering for you...

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Adventure Just Begun

Yesterday we wrapped up our last days of shooting with #BetsyChasse for #TheEmptyWomb film project. Inspiring, loving, compassionate, fierce, talented, motivated, capable, beautiful and luscious women; all working together to speak Truths around the grievances which...

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The Hysterectomy; Soul Ripped Away

This in response to my interview with Betsy Chasse yesterday...a wonderful woman from Olympia, WA.... When you spoke about how profound the hysterectomy had hit you it took me back ... A night long ago ... I was 45 ... Late ... Lying in a hospital room alone - my...

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Four Generations Gifted

"My gift to "The Empty Womb" - mementos from my mothers . . . a handkerchief from my great grandmother, a card on paper from my grandmother, wrapped in paper from my mother. Healing my legacy of motherhood. Thank you Robbi Firestone for giving woman our voice about...

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Beauty in the Grief, Betsy Chasse

These beautiful words from internationally award winning Betsy Chasse, (Producer/Director/Writer of 30 feature films) about #TheEmptyWomb ... "Humans have been gifted with the opportunity to experience every aspect of feeling. And while we all love those moments of...

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Slow Down…

Dear Moms and Dads, I cannot even listen to more than 30 seconds of this song. Too painful. I hope those of you with children will slow down to be with them. There are too many of us who wish we could live in your shoes, and enjoy every second possible. Know you're...

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Cats and Editing

Betsy Chasse is currently working on editing the documentary for The Empty Womb and recently shared this photograph on her Instagram account with the following caption:  "What is it with cats and editing?! Working with the amazing @tinaimahara...

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Vulnerability; Embrace This Pain

Robbi, you are a totally amazing woman, and the work you have done is incredible. We so admire you courage, vulnerability and deep desire to express yourself through your art. This life is a hard journey for many and somehow we all have a cross to bear. You have...

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