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May 9, 2014
Almost twenty five years ago, as a young woman at the beginning of my social change filmmaking career, I had an experience that pushed me to turn the camera on myself. In 1963, my mother was prescribed the drug diethylstilbestrol (DES), meant to prevent miscarriage and ensure a healthy baby. In 1990, at age twenty-five, I was diagnosed with DES-related cervical cancer. I went home to my parents in Merrick, Long Island to heal from a radical hysterectomy. It was there that I picked up my camera. In many ways, it was a relief and gift for me to be able to make our experience with DES into...