Mija // 2022

Mother to Myla.

Mija, age 30, is a single mom from Anchorage, Alaska. She has a background in mental health rehabilitation and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wilberforce University. Her passion in life is to help people, especially the younger generation, because they are the future.


I was diagnosed with infertility caused by Polycystic Ovarian syndrome at the age of 18. I was told I would never be a mom before I was sexually active. I felt devastated largely because I always dreamed of being a mom. For many years I would tell people I didn't want kids to cover up my pain of not being able to have them. I tried for many years to prove doctors wrong and ultimately scheduled an appointment with a fertility specialist. My fertility specialist was ranked one of the top specialist in the region. I had hope for once!

After a year of treatments I felt defeated by my specialist telling me, “IVF is your only option.” I gave up on my dreams of being a mother, which is why I felt God put me on this earth. June 2021 I missed a period which was normal for me and a friend insisted I take a test. I was shocked to realize I was carrying life inside of me. My dream in life has always been to have a child of my own, and after 12 years of infertility, God blessed my womb with a daughter. The rest was “Herstory.”