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Livestream Reading: Sarah Dougher
Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland writer and professor Sarah Dougher, a contributor to Tick Tock: Essays on Becoming a Parent After 40. She will be in conversation with the book's editor, Vicki Breitbart, and OHSU reproductive endocrinologist Paula Amato, MD.
Please register in advance for this Zoom reading and book launch: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsfu6vrDIsEtwdoYV65teA6pM9ZtcGgnZb
About Tick Tock:
In this groundbreaking collection of essays, poems, and creative nonfiction, more than twenty-nine writers offer witty and incisive insight into the unique experience of being or having an older parent in today's world. By turns raw, funny, tender, and wise, these stories reshape our understanding of the social factors that impact later parenthood, honor the strength and resilience required to overcome countless challenges posed in healthcare and adoption settings, and relish in the many joys of a parent-child relationship, no matter what age. Writers, child development experts, and older parents themselves Vicki Breitbart and Nan Bauer-Maglin have curated a collection that truly affirms and destigmatizes the act of becoming a parent over 40, whether by choice or by chance.
Sarah Dougher is an educator, writer and musician from Portland, Oregon. Her current work focuses on strengthening the pathways for high school seniors into higher education, especially immigrant, first generation and other historically excluded students through her work as a professor at Portland State University. In addition to releasing eight albums of music, she also helped found the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, developed educational programs for unsheltered youth in the Portland area, and has written extensively about girls, music, and social change in both popular and academic venues. She is currently working on a book of essays.
Vicki Breitbart has worked on sexual and reproductive justice for more than fifty years, as a program director, educator, researcher, and activist. Her writings on women's health have been published in several peer-reviewed journals. She has two adult children, one of whom she adopted at fifty-five, and two grandchildren.
Paula Amato, MD is a reproductive endocrinologist and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health & Science University. She received her medical degree from the University of Toronto in Canada where she also completed a residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology. She subsequently completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Amato's clinical interests include infertility and assisted reproductive technologies. Her research focuses on gene therapy for female age-related infertility. She is a strong advocate for access to infertility care.