The 64-year-old actress recently mentioned the need to be able to talk about pregnancy loss without stigma.
Sharon Stone has been through the heartbreaking experience of losing a pregnancy... not once but nine times. Stone is currently a mom to three sons through adoption: Quinn Kelly, Laird Vonne, and Roan Joseph. She believes that's important to talk about pregnancy loss without the stigma attached. The 64-year-old actress commented on a PEOPLE Instagram post where Peta Murgatroyd, spoke about losing a pregnancy while her husband, Dancing With The Stars pro Maks Chmerkovskiy, was stranded in Ukraine. In a top comment, she pointed out: We, as females don’t have a forum to discuss the profundity of this loss. I lost nine children by miscarriage. It is no small thing, physically nor emotionally yet we are made to feel it is something to bear alone and secretly with some kind of sense of failure. Instead of receiving the much needed compassion and empathy and healing which we so need. Female health and wellness left to the care of the male ideology has become lax at best, ignorant in fact, and violently oppressive in effort.
The actress previously revealed in a 2017 interview with EXTRATV that a genetic blood condition prevented her from carrying a child to term. And although the pain of losing the chance of having her own biological children was devastating, she believes adoption has changed her life. According to Vogue, she said, "I’m now a single mother with three adopted sons, and it has been the great privilege of my life to raising them. When you adopt, you realize any child could be your child, any person could be your relative. After that, you never see the world in the same way again. I’m connected to everyone on this planet. And that’s a miracle in and of itself."
Over the years, the Basic Instinct actress learned to believe in owning one's power as she's learned how to cope and heal and find her strength over time. In a taped interview for Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul talk show Stone elaborated more on her memoir adding that as women reach the age of 40, "white male society starts to tell women you don't have worth." The actress added, "I think that as we grow older, we have this societal pressure where people start to try to tell us that our worth is diminished." "I think this is a time in our life when our worth is the most enhanced," she told Winfrey. "I believe that's because it's the first time in your life when your worth becomes so much more. You become the most powerful than you've ever been."
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