Friday, April 30, 2010

I came sort-of-'out' on

I found the courage to post on I felt like I had to. Like I needed to. The more of us that are 'out', the more it will no longer be taboo.

I say that, but I posted a pretty innocuous statement:
Because 1 in 8 is someone you know:
 for National Infertility Awareness Week.

No one commented. Not that I expected them to. I just want it out there.

Having said that, I'm pretty proud of what I did. It's a beginning. But a good beginning. A great beginning.

I wish sometimes I had the courage of Stirrup Queens who is completely 'out'. She's making a mark. She's moving things forward. You guys have read about her trip to Capitol Hill this week? It's remarkable! I wish I could do that.

Maybe once I sort out my fears, inadequacies, pain, confusion... maybe then. But I don't think that ever goes away.

At least I hope my posting will let others know that they aren't alone if they are also going through this. And that they now have a resource two resources: me & Resolve. I hope I'm one step closer to breaking the taboo for others who just don't get it.

I think what I did was important for me. And for others.


  1. Good for you! Let it out, it feels good.

  2. Maybe no one will comment, but they will probably visit the link. Good job! :)

  3. Way to go!!! I'm proud of you too!

  4. Good for you! I did the same! I love how hard Mel fights for us.

  5. good for you. that's awesome

  6. Bravo ! It's a first step and it's the one that takes the most courage. Yééé !!

  7. Yes, you are so right! I came out a little while ago on FB and it is amazing how many ladies on my friend list have contacted me asking questions...if I can help just one lady...;)

  8. Oh I nominated you for an Honest Scrap Award on my blog. :)