So, I will keep this short and sweet. I apologize for some behavior that became heated and intense both on this blog and on social media. All I can say is that I caught some flack for a post I did and that flack came at a particularly hard time in my personal life when my family had just lost someone close to us. I’m not making excuses for lashing out, but I hope you can understand that I wasn’t in a good head space to be dealing with the comments I got. This is not how I usually act. I try my best to be a good advocate and to help others through this blog. This time, however, I really missed the mark and stepped on many toes. And then, when I felt attacked, I got angry about it. I don’t take back what I wrote, because I believe that I’m allowed my feelings, BUT I am sorry for trying to speak for a legion of other people who I don’t know and really can’t comprehend. That was wrong and I see why so many people where hurt.
I really want this blog space to continue to be inclusive, which I have done an ok job of up until now. In order to best do this I really need more stories from other infertile peeps to share. Please consider submitting your infertility story to Squawk Box, I want to include many of the viewpoints that infertility encompasses on these pages. Most of those viewpoints I can’t, and shouldn’t, speak for. Please help me to showcase YOUR voice in an appropriate way. Let me share your journey and feelings on this platform! NIAW this year is about starting to ask for support and awareness outside of, but also within, the infertility community. I am sorry that as of late I have fallen behind on my promise to be a good support for the broader community but I’m ready to address that now.
I’m ready to #StartAsking for more voices to share so that infertility becomes more visible, so that all parts of infertility are represented, and that we become loud. This is something I can do from here.
Won’t you help me? Submit your story now.
*Check in Thursday when I will publish my “Start Asking” peice.”