The Impossibility of Actually ‘Having It All’

May 7, 2017
Woman at dusk

Meiying Ng (CC0)

When she was younger, journalist Ariel Levy learned how to conquer her fear by leaping headfirst into the unknown, which shaped Ariel into a fearless and intrepid journalist, the kind of person who wouldn’t think twice about traveling halfway across the globe in pursuit of a good story.
But a few years ago, in her late 30s, Levy embarked on an entirely new pursuit: motherhood. While pregnant, she embarked on a trip to Mongolia for work that would end in tragic heartbreak. She spoke about the aftermath of that trip, and the emotional fallout of losing her son.


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