Gabrielle Union's new book sheds light on her struggles with conceiving, her marriage and more

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Gabrielle Union is seen wearing orange off shoulder dress Christopher John Rogers and heels during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear F/W 2020-2021 on January 19, 2020 in Paris, France. Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images
Gabrielle Union is seen wearing orange off shoulder dress Christopher John Rogers and heels during Paris Fashion Week - Menswear F/W 2020-2021 on January 19, 2020 in Paris, France. Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images

The courage to write about past traumas, struggles, and everyday challenges is quite admirable.

This is something we all witnessed when Gabrielle Union's first book, 'We're Going To Need More Wine' was published in 2017. The honesty and vulnerability in her storytelling laid bare intimate parts of her life and experiences. 

She wrote about being sexually assaulted, colourism, and being black in Hollywood to being married to the experience of being rich athlete.

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If you thought that was candid, wait for it, it turns out there is more where that came from. Gabrielle recently announced the launch of her second book, 'You Got Anything Stronger?', to her more than 18 million Instagram followers. 

"During the process of writing 'We're Going Need More Wine', there were many many chapters that I had written but did not include in the book because I was not ready," she says. 

"[In] this book we cover my journey to motherhood, we cover race, we cover equality, adult dancers, my fave, Janet Jackson. I give you so much insights and avenues to my soul."

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In a excerpt published by TIME, Gabrielle details her difficult surrogacy journey. "I had been through an adenomyosis diagnosis and more miscarriages than I could confidently count," the Being Mary Jane star says.

"I wanted the experience of being pregnant. To watch my body expand and shift to accommodate this miracle inside me. I also wanted the experience of being publicly pregnant."

In 2013, her husband, Dwyane had a baby with another woman. She also speaks about this incident, saying, "It should go without saying that we were not in a good place at the time that child was conceived. But we were doing much better when he finally told me about the pregnancy. To say I was devastated is to pick a word on a low shelf for convenience."

Sources: TIME

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