Leslie’s Birth Story

Single Mother By Choice with a Donor

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Season 2, Episode 4: Single Mother By Choice with a Donor: Leslie’s Birth Story

Episode Description: Society puts a stigma on Black single mothers, stereotyping and devaluing them. But what happens when you become a single mother by choice and choose sperm donation as your pathway to parenthood? This week’s guest, Leslie, used an app, a cup and a Black male donor she met in person to get the baby she so wanted. In this insightful conversation, Leslie takes host Kimberly Seals Allers on a lesser-told journey of reaching Black motherhood in a less traditional way, but still ultimately finding her joy.  


About Leslie

Leslie Fickling is a 34-year-old mother based in Atlanta, Ga. currently working in logistics as an operations supervisor for an international shipping company. 

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