Andra Day, the celebrated American R&B and soul singer, known for her powerful voice and soulful performances, has been candid about her journey regarding parenthood.
As of now, she does not have children, but her reflections on the topic provide a glimpse into the complexities and considerations that many individuals face.
Entering her 20s, Day hadn’t actively contemplated the idea of becoming a parent. However, the birth of her niece and nephew ignited a shift in perspective, prompting her to consider the possibility of motherhood.
The realization struck after a doctor’s appointment, leading Day to delve into the intricacies of fertility and the potential challenges she might encounter on this journey. Beyond the usual factors, Day acknowledges that both age and race play roles in the complexities of fertility. Studies have shown that Black women experience infertility at 1.5 times the rate of their white counterparts.
Andra Day has been vocal about her self-education and reflections on fertility, sharing her insights in the OWN Spotlight documentary titled “Eggs Over Easy: Black Women and Fertility.” The documentary, which premiered on January 4, 2022, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN, sheds light on the unique challenges and experiences of Black women in the realm of fertility.
In April 2021, during National Infertility Awareness Week, Day began sharing her personal story with the public. Her openness continued in the documentary, emphasizing her commitment to breaking the silence surrounding fertility challenges.
“It wasn’t really a difficult decision. I put it like this: If something’s truthful, I’m down. If there’s something that we can learn from as a community, I’m down,” expressed Day.