Lisa Ling's Secret-Sharing Website

Lisa Ling launched a new website community, Secret Society of Women, to stop women from keeping their secrets bottled up inside. Read on to learn what inspired the Secret Society of Women.

Secret Society of Women and Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling felt like an "incredible failure" when she suffered a miscarriage six months ago. The 32-year-old journalist and television personality is used to being competent and ambitious, and losing her baby was something she couldn't control.

Ling told the ladies on her former show, The View, that she was hesitant to speak out on her experience. However, she wanted to find a way to end the stigma women feel about the issues in their life -- that's why she launched her new website Secret Society of Women.

Secret Society of Women

The Secret Society of Women is designed to be a place where women can go to "divulge our deepest secrets about how we look, what we regret, who we fantasize about, what we aspire to do, or whatever else we've been keeping inside of us."

The Secret Society of Women website is set up to serve as a community where women can share their inner secrets in a supportive environment, without the judgment of the outside world. Users must register with the site to participate, and topics are broken down into secrets, daily wish, wisdom and faves. There's also a resource page where women can go to for help, along with a blog.

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Secret Society of Women: Will you use it?

Do you think Ling's new website is something that will take off? It has already attracted dozens of posts from women on everything from internet addition to love and everything in between. We think it could shape up to be a cathartic place for women to commiserate -- and celebrate -- together.

Will you visit The Secret Society of Women?

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Shirley Hawkins January 28, 2012 | 8:13 AM

Go, Lisa! As a fellow journalist, I've avidly followed you from the time you left "The View". I thought it was courageous that you left the show to follow your dreams. I can't see Our America (I don't have cable) but I've heard about some of the topics you have covered, including why there are so many black men in prison. As an African American woman, I was intrigued by that show and wish I could have seen it. I know it is very true that there are a disproportionate number of African American men in prison, and it breaks my heart. Lisa, I love you--you are doing exactly what I would be doing if circumstances were different. I also want to let you know that I love the fact that you are Asian and doing your thing. There are too few Asians in the media and on television,so I smile whenever I see you. So sorry for your miscarriage. But you are still young and I'm sure you will have a family soon, with God's help. In the meantime, enjoy your globetrotting years while you can. Cordially, Shirley Hawkins

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