Newsflash: National Infertility Awareness Week ends on a high note.
While it was a kick in the head to get hard evidence (per my last post) that some people really do think infertiles are “weird bitches,” there are others who see things differently.
I offer up as Exhibit A a post written by Denise, a BlogHer Health and Wellness Editor. Not long after I joined the BlogHer community she first endeared herself to me by writing about infertility although she’d never experienced it herself. She endeared herself again at the BlogHer conference in July when she told me she admired my efforts to contribute posts on the BlogHer site despite getting little traction and feedback from the larger BlogHer community.
And true to form, she was a stand-up gal after I laid down a challenge. With stark candor Denise acknowledged that she could have been a better friend knowing what she knows now about infertility:
By encouraging others to be more sensitive to those having trouble conceiving she demonstrated that she is a true friend to the infertile community. I am overdue in recognizing her with an “Act of Kindness” award.
Exhibit B comes from Anika who wrote a post to mark NIAW. She wrote to tell me what came next. Seems her heartfelt and thoughtful post…