Your Infertility Story Matters

At the end of last year, I walked into a women’s conference thinking I’d come out a better social media consultant, able to drive up leads and sales for my then three-week old business. Instead, I came out not only with a completely new idea for a business, but for the first time ever in my life – I was able to articulate my purpose.

I wrote this down in my notes that day:

I’m Keiko Zoll, writer and infertility advocate. I work with the infertility community to give us a voice and to create an open, national dialogue about infertility free from shame… because 1 in 8 is someone you know – like me.

These two sentences, this simple utterance of purpose – would become the guiding foundation for the work I’ve done for the past 4 months, to bring me to this moment.

To bring me to The Infertility Voice.

To bring me to each of you.

Welcome.

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Those two sentences have shaped even the very mission of The Infertility Voice; you can see it’s been tweaked and expanded a bit since my stroke of insight last December.

I created this website, this business, this new blog: for you. I created The Infertility Voice because you matter. The Infertility Voice exists because your infertility story matters.

Each one of us has such different stories to tell and paths to walk. In fact, in the US alone, there are 7.3 million of us trying to build our families. And no matter how we do it, our journeys are all valid, real and meaningful. They are deserving of respect, dignity and compassion. These beliefs – that your story matters, that your experiences and emotions are valid, that you deserve dignity and compassion – these make up some of the foundational beliefs about The Infertility Voice.

Around here, we believe hope isn’t a four-letter word.

It’s a way of living.

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As my way of giving back even as I ask you to check out the site, take a look around, and click on what intrigues you, moves you, motivates you – I’m running five days of giveaways, with a new surprise each day this week.

So let’s get things started, shall we?

Launch Giveaway: Monday

The Goods

Today I’m giving away one Fertility Focus Telesummit Upgrade Package (a $67 value) for free! This package includes transcripts and recordings of all 13 presentations along with 5 bonus resources from some of the fertility experts!


(Many thanks to organizer Sarah Holland for her generous donation!)

Deadline & Notification

The Monday Launch Giveaway ends at 12:01am EST (US) on Saturday, March 10, 2012. The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter’s magical random selection tool and be notified via email within 24 hours of the contest’s end.

Lots and lots of ways you can enter – check out all the Rafflecopter goodness below and good luck!

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Welcome to The Infertility Voice.

Wow, it feels really good to say that to you all. It’s been a long time coming, from within my heart.

What does The Infertility Voice mean to you today, right now, in this moment?

In celebration,

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Comments

    • Keiko says

      Thank you so much – how are you doing? I feel like I haven’t read/seen you in ages online.

  1. says

    Yay Keiko! This looks so great! I am so very proud of you! Congrats! :)

    The Infertility Voice means to me, in this very moment, knowing that there are people (like you) willing to speak up and out on behalf of those struggling with infertility. As you say, all of our stories matter and the more the general public hears what we have to say, hopefully the less stigma there will be associated with the infertility community.

    So excited to be following this next part of your journey with you here! Hooray for The Infertility Voice! :)

  2. says

    This new site looks rad and I can’t think of a better person to give our community its voice!

    Mazel tov! I can’t wait to read all your posts :)

  3. Susan says

    love this site. Was hooked by your video a few weeks ago and look forward to seeing more!

  4. Marie says

    love the site. Thanks for helping reduce the stigma for all of us, because it is an awful lot of us.

  5. says

    BRAVO! This is amazing! I’m so inspired and impressed with the direction you’ve found for your life. I can’t wait to see all you do with this space. I’ll definitely be following your journey!

  6. says

    I love the new site! I am so excited about you speaking out for women with infertility. I’m still relatively new to this since I was only diagnosed in 2011 but I find myself leaning toward the fact that I have been trying to find my purpose for a while and I have known that it revolved around women’s issues but until infertility I wasn’t sure what to focus on. With each day I realize my purpose might just be to help in the infertility community and your words resonate with me. In fact I just stood up in front of my Toastmaster’s group in my recent speech and told everyone that I wanted to give a voice to the women who suffer in silence and here you are putting those same thoughts out there and I am so excited for you! Infertility is definately a journey.