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Sheila Worried About What She Would Pass On


Sheila Black is head of Gemini Ink, so she knows a thing or two about telling a story. In this story she tells us about becoming a mom. 

When she found out she was going to become a mother, like a lot of moms she got nervous.  Unlike a lot of moms, she was very worried about what parts of herself she would pass on. 

Sheila was born with a genetic condition that prevents her body from absorbing phosphorus, which in turn affects her bones.  She was terrified she says she would pass it on. She wrote about it in the New York Times.

We asked her to tell the story on the Worth Repeating stage.

This story was recorded October 10th at the San Antonio Museum of Art as part of Worth Repeating. The theme of the night was "Because How I Am: stories of identity, how the world sees us and how we see ourselves."

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive