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REDBOOK Magazine Presents “The Truth About Trying”

Posted Oct 18 2011 1:09am

I’m so thrilled I can finally spill the beans.

Check your local newsstand. Pick up a copy of this month’s REDBOOK. Turn to page 86. I was one of several women interviewed for their article, The Invisible Pain of Infertility .  This groundbreaking campaign was produced in conjunction with RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association.

REDBOOK Magazine Truth About Trying Screenshot

Head to www.redbookmag.com/truthabouttrying for complete campaign info!

Also exciting? REDBOOK has launched a No-Shame Video Campaign called “I Wish I’d Known,” an amazing collection of videos from celebrities and folks like me, JW Moxie , and Kathy . Real women (and men!), real stories, real hope.

I’ve been sitting on all this since August, so I’m glad that I can finally share this with all of you. This article could have a huge impact on raising awareness for infertility given REDBOOK’s demographic. I hope this article and these videos will inspire and comfort women living with infertility and spread the message that infertility is nothing to be ashamed of. Infertility is a disease that affects real women, just like you or me. Just like any other woman who picks up a copy of REDBOOK every month.

More importantly: I hope this “Truth About Trying” No-Shame Campaign empowers women to take action, to become their own voices of awareness and agents for change. There’s no reason to go through infertility alone and we can do this together as a community of women!

Here’s mine… and Larry’s video! My husband rocks – he hooked me up with a great camera, some swanky editing software, and even stars in the video with me:

You can see all the other SIXTY videos online here and even add your own !

This fantastic article is comprised of several parts which you can read here online at REDBOOKMag.com:

Don’t forget to tune in today on Twitter at 2PM Eastern and follow @ REDBOOKmag and #TruthAboutTrying as I moderate today’s awesome Twitter chat about infertility! I’d love to get #TruthAboutTrying trending in the United States – you can help me make it happen. I know a lot of folks have RSVP’d here and elsewhere and it looks like it’s spreading all over Facebook, so share it, Tweet it, and see you today at 2pm! You can join in by clicking this TweetChat link .

Thank you to REDBOOK Magazine editors Jihan Thompson and Sunny Gold, REDBOOK writer Norine Dworkin-McDaniel, REDBOOK Social Media mavens Marissa Gold and Valerie Denny, and RESOLVE’s Director of Public Relations Andy Schwartz. I’m honored that you reached out to me and that my story and so many others could be shared with such a wide audience. I know this will campaign is going to have a huge, positive impact on the infertility community and it’s all possible because of each of you taking the time to give infertility the positive media coverage it deserves.

I hope you’ll join me on Twitter today, check out the articles and share them far and wide with your family, friends, support groups, and colleagues.

We are the faces, the stories, and the hope of 7.3 million living with infertility.

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