Tanya Selvaratnam was inspired to write The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism And The Reality Of The Biological Clock after her third miscarriage at the age of 40 in the fall of 2011. It was the book she needed then. So she wrote it, sharing what she had learned through her attempts to become a mother and exploring how delaying motherhood intersects with science, feminism, evolution, popular culture, female friendships, global economics, and more.

In the book she lays bare The Big Lie that we can do things on our own timetables, that we can manipulate evolution and that we don’t need feminism anymore.

This show is a conversation-starter with an eye towards social policy-change as part of the solution. The author's brave personal revelations set a safe a tone for an open conversation free of the guilt and failure women often feel around the issues of abortion, miscarriage, and infertility.

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