Five years ago we made history. On September 28, 2010 Silent Sorority earned an award in the media capital of North America — New York City.
There I was amid an unusual mix of a few celebrities, Reprotech industry sales people, clinicians, health advocates and RESOLVE representatives. In my acceptance speech I managed to hush a room of 300+ people. How? I declared there is more than one ending to the infertility story.
I recall my words took people by surprise.
A new chapter started in that banquet room on E 59th Street in Manhattan. Right after my knees almost buckled walking onto the stage I felt a sense of calm sweep over me. It always does when I think about the inspiring women who made Silent Sorority possible — and those who continue to inspire me with their compassion, empathy, big hearts and generous spirits.
The conversations and ideas you share keep me writing. A prompt from Lori about a BBC Woman’s Hour interview with Kim Cattrall is what led me to write this piece, Here’s Why You Don’t Have to Be a Mother to Be A Loving Woman. I’m happy to report that it was published today. Perhaps the most important sentence in the whole piece is this one:
Let me know your thoughts. As always, I welcome your comments.