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.
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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
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?