The Anonymous Us Project is a safety zone for real and honest insights regarding third party reproduction (sperm & egg donation, and surrogacy). We aim to share the experiences of voluntary and involuntary participants in these new reproductive technologies, while preserving the dignity and privacy for story-tellers and their loved ones. All stories are contributed anonymously because "anonymity in reproduction hides the truth, but anonymity in story-telling helps reveal the truth."
We honor and are forever thankful for the courageous minds among the donor-conceived who have worked tirelessly before us for justice and education on the ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) family experience. We hold these story-tellers, educators and leaders in high esteem and are forever grateful for all of the sacrifices they have made to improve family policy and thus quality of life for all parties. We also acknowledge that many members of the ART community have serious opinions and experiences regarding their family structure that they'd like to add to the discussion, but feel they cannot because of a need for privacy.This project gives them an opportunity to be heard without having to reveal their identity and potentially hurt their loved ones. Though anonymity in reproduction hides the truth, anonymity in story-telling will help reveal it.
We hope that The Anonymous Us Project will fill out the conversation on reproductive technologies. We hope it will inspire more truth and transparency. We hope it will help shape healthier families and happier people.
Alana S. Newman is riddled with many interests and talents. Besides writing about the ethics and challenges of donor-conception and third party reproduction, her main passions include music, writing, and gender relations/social studies. Besides being the founder of The Anonymous Us Project, she is currently in pre-production of a film she co-wrote titled Adam & Eva with Brooklyn's Michael Galinsky and Rumur Productions. Her vocal driven indie-folk songs have been heard on BBC2, and radio stations around the world, having released an EP titled The Misuse of Chemistry with London's Chessclub Records in 2011 under her maiden name Alana Stewart. Alana has appeared in Newsweek, Washington Post, Women's Health and NPR and has been interviewed by journalists around the world, including Brazil, Japan, Spain, Australia, Sweden and more. Alana is a servant to her muse, and also recently co-founded Happy Couple Workout, a fitness and relationship strengthening concept with her husband, Rickard Newman.
If you need someone to talk to regarding third party reproduction, Alana is available for consultation by dialing 1-888-MY-ETHER ext.04560630.