Episode 60: "Shout, Don't Hush"on the losses we don't talk enough about with Ashlee Wells, creator of The 4th Trimester Bodies Project

Today I really enjoyed chatting with Ashlee Wells. Ashlee is a Chicago based photographer, feminist and storyteller. Mama of three, including two living super kids with special needs, she is also an advocate for visibility and differing abilities. Ashlee is the founder of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project, owner of Windy City Pin-Up and always excited to share her message of positivity and self-love.

We talked about so much in this episode but the highlights were:

  • Navigating the prematurity of her first child
  • Losing one of her twins during gestation and carrying both to term
  • Starting the 4th Trimester Bodies Project right after her daughter came home from NICU
  • How the trauma of her second birth led her to struggle with body love
  • The importance of talking about pregnancy and infant loss
  • How the 4th Trimester Body Project came to be
  • And more!

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