The Empty Womb

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The Empty Womb is a short documentary I created with an amazing team of women. It’s raw, honest and an authentic exploration into the deep painful emotions such as grief, jealousy, rage and loss experienced by Robbi as she shares her journey through Infertility.

The film invokes a deep conversation about how we deal with our emotions. Providing an opportunity to explore authenticity and authentic communication. As women are finding our voices, speaking up and speaking out, the film explores the important concept of sisterhood and how we teach our daughters to express our true feelings and to listen to each other without judgement. To be heard and to hear is a most powerful healing experience.

Upcoming Screenings

Women Illuminated Film Festival in parallel to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. March 12, 2018 New York, NY. Tickets and information.

Global Sisterhood Mastermind and Global Gala – April 13-15, Pittsburgh, Penn. Tickets and Information.

Screen the film and bring Betsy Chasse and/or Robbi Firestone to your group or event contact Betsy Chasse


About The Art

Fine artist Robbi Firestone’s installation, The Empty Womb, explores the darker shadows of femininity: infertility. The Empty Womb combines medical pharmaceutical paraphernalia from Firestone’s personal in vitro journey through mediums including more traditional women’s work (crochet, sewing, fabric work, lullaby). Created and presented as an experiential immersion, the piece provokes a range of emotions and experience of catharsis for many viewers.

The work examines the cult of woman as creator while simultaneously examining frailties, jealousy, and rage erupting from unfulfilled hopes for biological lineage.

As a self-described emotional exorcism, The Empty Womb reveals difficult, core truths about infertility, bravery, devastation… and recovery. The Empty Womb acts as a united force for rediscovering the reverence for what is inherent, inherited, and bone-deep amongst a majority of women.

See more of the Installation

The film is created entirely by women, including Cinematographer Mary Lou Sandler, Editors Tina Imahara and Ktee Katherine Thomas, Original score by Christy Carew and Produced by Wendy Keown.


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