“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As a therapist, I would recommend it to any parent experiencing the loss of a child, at any stage. Jihan Williams’ brave retelling of her experiences offers insight into ways our friends, family, strangers and even caring institutions, can more appropriately and empathetically respond to the needs of this community of parents. This book is a blessing. This is a must-read healing narrative on the reflective journey of living life after loss.”
“This book is my own process put into words. Readers can consider this a true guide to navigating the experience of losing a little one. Jihan Williams is honest, vulnerable and challenges us to be more gracious, compassionate, and kind to ourselves and to each other. We would do well to answer her call for more conversation surrounding women's reproductive health."
“Jihan has shone a spotlight on the intricacies of navigating the issue of miscarriage in a compelling, brave and relatable way. This is a resource I look forward to my patients having at their disposal, as a compassionate guide through an often-silent struggle. As a health professional, I can declare that everyone will learn something from this body of work, myself included.”
“Jihan has demonstrated the intelligence, strength and courage in so ably crafting this masterpiece, from asking the tough questions to seeking answers to this very important issue. This book will touch the lives of many who have suffered similar fate but who do not have the courage to talk about it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it without hesitation to all. Thank you Jihan for inspiring us to embrace our fears…. But to continue living.”
"This morning, from around 10am, I sat in the solitude of Puerto Rico’s airport, literally behind God’s back, while waiting for my flight to St. Kitts, and read your thoughts and heart - not just your “book”, but, your thoughts and heart.
Generally, I read out of necessity but I could not stop reading your thoughts and heart. I sat and read the whole thing in one sitting.
Your thoughts and heart - book - chronicles extremely important and unspoken Caribbean expectations, struggles and stigmas regarding life. Though your thoughts and heart center around your experience with miscarriage which, historically caters to women; I, personally got so much more life lessons from this read. Whether it is the unfathomable expectations of others and cultural norms we subject ourselves to; us not living our authentic self, not living our truths or dealing with loss; you managed to address and shed light on everything, leaving no stone unturned and giving hope to the hopeless.
Thank you, from me and all others that are struggling with any and everything. Your vivid and candid account of your life experiences validate the silent cries of so many. Personally impactful for me, was use of spotting to explain the role of support. That was remarkable!
On so many levels, this was a very personal, scholarly and healing read.:
Jihan A Williams
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