A few months ago, I received an email from Jessica at Glamour magazine asking to interview me.
Of course I thought it was a joke.
But I emailed her back anyway.
She said she had read my post about My Biggest Secret and wanted to share it with their readers in the June “Secrets” issue of their magazine. She then asked me if she could call and interview me.
Of course I thought she was still joking.
But I emailed her back anyway.
Wouldn’t you know it—she called me! We had a lovely interview and the June issue just came out and I’ll be damned if I’m not in it!!! I couldn’t believe it. Not only was my little old name in a national magazine, but more importantly, Cri du Chat Syndrome was in a national magazine! I’ve NEVER seen anything about Olivia’s syndrome anywhere. It was thrilling.
You know what was even better? The reaction to the article. On Facebook and in person, my friends and acquaintances have said such kind and loving things about my biggest secret. I’m glad I let it out and forgave myself. I love hearing from people that it helped them too.
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This is fabulous! Congrats on the interview and the article.
Look at you! Love it.
This is wonderful, Tiffany! I am going to get a copy of the magazine for myself!
Tiffany, thank you so much for this! To me, it has also been frustrating to never see anything written on CDC. I think you have captured how many people feel. By getting this article to Glamour, you have probably helped more people than you can imagine.
I can’t wait to read this. I actually searched for it at the library the other day, but was looking in the May issue.
Indeed! I subscribe to Glamour, and saw this last week. I wanted to say something, but couldn’t figure out what to say. I mean, it was a secret. I didn’t know you had already blogged about it. Anyway, good for you for forgiving yourself. And, obviously you are a good mother. I love reading your blog!!
basically, you rock.
What a wonderful opportunity to open the door to our world for many people this has been. For many of us this feeling of your Biggest secret is not unfamiliar especially when trying to accept a lifetime diagnosis that your child will not have the opportunities you dreamed for them. You have helped me so much with your honesty, your blog is my favorite!!
I think it is so awesome! I wonder what other doors could open for Cri du Chat… You are a great blogger. And how awesome is it that they found your blog. I mean that is a pretty big thing! Way to go Tiffany… keep on blogging and sharing all the things in your heart!
Congrats Tiffany! This rocks.
It is truly a beautiful article. I hope that there’s a mother out there who is flipping through this magazine and takes the time to read the article and realizes that she’s not alone. This is an amazing thing that you’ve done.
Wow, wow, wow! How awesome … and how awesome are you??
That is SO great!! I am so happy for you and glad that you shared this secret.
I finally got the chance to read your article. Congratulations! It’s so awesome to see your name and read your words in a magazine. And you are so brave, Tiffany. For sharing your secret on your blog and for sharing it in print. This is going to sound corny, so forgive me, but I’m so proud of you!