When I wrote a blog post back in April about my current favourite slant on infertility—that having a baby cures childlessness, not infertility—I never seriously imagined it would be shortlisted for Resolve’s Night of Hope Award for Best Blog.
And, holy mercury-filled mackerel, here I am!
Of course, I’d love to win. Who wouldn’t? But even to have been nominated means I’ve been given a bigger platform to help more people (fertile, as well as not) talk about infertility, which is so great. Even closer to my heart, though, is knowing that I can use this nomination to help spread awareness about egg donation and help normalise it as a method of family-building.
Want to know the something else that makes my heart sing? The other three bloggers are formidable women: Jay from The 2 Week Wait is an infertility advocate who first earned my respect and admiration when I was a noob on the infertility scene back in 2013. Angela from Angie.Life is another advocate who epitomises grit and determination; she shares what it’s like to try for a baby for nine years and is honest about the real side of mental health while living with infertility. And until the nominations were announced, I didn’t know Jessica from A Hummingbird Paused, but her words about being a non-genetic parent are beautiful, and I really appreciated seeing another alternative family-building mom shortlisted.
From here, one of us will win the award for Best Infertility Blog, as determined by YOU, the public! If you haven’t already, please cast your vote here before October 13th! (If you’re not in the U.S., you can choose ‘None’ at the bottom of the states’ drop-down list—that way, you won’t have to include a zipcode.)
It’s truly an honour to have my blog included on the shortlist with these women. Whatever the result, I plan on attending the gala in New York in December.
→ Remember! Voting closes next Friday October 13, so get voting HERE!
Thanks for your support! ♥