Silent Sorority

Infertility Survivors Finally Heard

Category: Changing Perceptions

February 5, 2012

Ms. Tales ‘Anything But Ordinary’

Ms. Magazine and Me Questions and issues around childlessness are significant and worthy of exploration. This was more evident than ever when I found myself on the campus of Stanford University for a Ms. magazine 40th anniversary forum. Fellow blogger, Mali in New Zealand, and I have written extensively on the insidious cultural conditioning that […]

December 1, 2011

What’s Your Litmus Test?

The “why” didn’t fully dawn on me until I was in the final burst of last-minute packing for a Thanksgiving family visit. Our direct flight was just under an hour and half. The destination: a picturesque part of the country, home to the world’s largest international independent film festival, a former winter Olympic site, and some […]

November 30, 2010

Playing Against Type

Have you noticed the way infertile women are routinely portrayed as one-dimensional, downright pitiful creatures in TV and film? It doesn’t matter what era the story takes place in. Swap out the costumes and look beyond the hair and makeup and the character is always the same distraught, hapless woman. Take a recent episode of […]

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