Last month, I shot portraits of writer Ariel Levy at her home in New York, on assignment for the March 11 issue of the Guardian Weekend Magazine. Levy is a staff writer at the New Yorker and has just released a memoir “The Rules Do Not Apply” chronicling the loss of her baby while on assignment in Mongolia and the decision to stop IVF treatments 4 years later. Beautiful profile written by Hadley Freeman here.
“Of course, this is partly about class. I don’t hear women who are less privileged thinking they’re entitled to everything, whenever they want it. That’s a privilege phenomenon, but it is a phenomenon. It makes me laugh when people say, ‘Why don’t you ‘just’ do surrogacy, or ‘just’ adopt?’ Believe me, there is no ‘just’ about them…It’s just a design flaw that, at the exact moment so many of us finally feel mature enough to take care of someone besides ourselves, the body’s like: ‘I’m out’.” – Ariel Levy