This week all our stories in the magazines seem to have one thing in common – babies! There are lots of different types of stories that involve children – and women’s magazines love them all. If there’s a reason to print a cute picture of a little one for readers to coo over, at Sell My Story we love to get involved.
I WENT SHOPPING FOR A BABY – IN WILKINSONS!
The story that really got us talking this week was Emma’s. She had a burning desire to be a mum, but as a lesbian she needed a man. Then her partner Kelly had an idea… why not find a man at Wilkos?! She worked there and had a colleague who was perfect for the job. David was tall, good-looking and seemed genuine, and even offered to donate his sperm to the couple for free. Emma, 25, conceived and gave birth to daughter Halle two years ago, but she was furious when she found out Dave had a wife who didn’t know about his secret daughter. Sadly Emma split with Kelly, but Dave has already offered to donate his sperm again so Halle can have a little brother or sister. We sold Emma’s story to Take A Break magazine.
ESCORT’S DILEMMA: WHO’S THE DADDY?
Sammy-Jo, 22, turned to escorting when she lost her job, behind her partner Adam’s back. After only sleeping with two clients she escaped the seedy industry, but then she found she was pregnant. The dates matched up with the time she slept with an Asian client, but she desperately hoped the baby was Adam’s. When baby Elektra arrived, and her skin started to darken, the truth was revealed – she’d had her clients baby! A paternity test confirmed Adam wasn’t the father and the couple split. Sammy-Jo sold her story to Love It! magazine.
PREGNANT… BY MY SICK STEPDAD
Harriet ‘s mum had divorced her stepdad, Phil, when she was just 6. But when Harriet was 16 she got back in contact with him and moved in. In a sick twist he started sexually abusing her, then Harriet found out she was pregnant by him. Phil locked Harriet in the flat – she was terrified and trapped. Suspicious, social workers took Harriet’s son into care as soon as he was born. Eventually Harriet managed to escape to a friend’s house. She called the police, and Phil was later sent to prison. She told her harrowing story in Take A Break magazine.
“I DIDN’T BURN MY BOY!”
Sian, 28, was worried when her three month son Alexander developed eczema on his face, but then it spread out of control. Seeing the large, red sores, strangers often accused Sian of burning her baby. But after years of trying different creams and lotions Alexander finally has a cure. Now, aged 6, he’s completely recovered. Sian spoke to Love It! magazine to raise awareness of the condition.
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