how we came to be

As with most things, The 16 Percent came to be in a way that we could never have imagined - and would never have wanted - and yet, here we are. We (Allison, Caroline & Ariel) met when we worked together at Oxford University Press. Cut to 5 years later and we reconnected through our shared experience with miscarriage and infertility. We learned first hand through our experience with child loss and infertility how crucial it was to our healing to hear other people's stories of loss and to see how those people came through the fire to continue to live and find joy and purpose in their lives. We wanted to have somewhere people could find these stories and so were inspired to launch The 16 Percent, a place dedicated to providing a safe space for couples and individuals to share their story, because no experience is exactly the same and  we can all learn from each other's struggles and triumphs.

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