There I was amid an unusual mix of a few celebrities, fertility industry sales people, clinicians, health advocates and RESOLVE representatives. In my acceptance speech I managed to hush a room of 300+ people by declaring that there is more than one ending to the infertility story.
I recall my words took people by surprise.
The audience — and most of society — were accustomed to hearing only from those sharing stories of motherhood.
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 on the latest digital media platform, Slant News. Perhaps the most important sentence in the whole piece is this one:
Let me know your thoughts. As always, I welcome your comments.