The Infertility Voice™ is an online hub for the infertility community – by the infertility community. Say hello to our founder, Keiko Zoll and meet our Contributors – they kick ass. We openly invite our readers and interested writers to share their voices with us.
The Infertility Voice™ seeks to free infertility from cultural shame and silence and to catalyze an inclusive, compassionate, respectful dialogue about infertility as a disease. At its heart, The Infertility Voice™ isn’t just one voice: it’s about all of our voices, experiences, stories, and journeys.
We believe that:
- Infertility is a life-altering disease.
- You deserve respect, dignity, and compassion.
- Your emotional experience is real and valid.
- All infertility stories matter: including yours.
- You have the right to equal access to care.
- Family-building must be grounded in ethical care and practice.
- Hope is not a four-letter word.
A little history…
It all started on March 18, 2009: the day I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure. As a bewildered 26-year old newlywed, I began an anonymous infertility blog, Hannah Wept, Sarah Laughed, on Blogger. When my What IF: A Portrait of Infertility video went viral within the online infertility community in 2010, I began writing under my real name and publicly sharing my infertility journey, in all its messy, emotional glory. In 2012, I relaunched my entire website as The Infertility Voice™.
Since then, The Infertility Voice™ has been through many site designs and iterations, but its roots have always been as an online empowerment resource for infertility patients seeking support, compassion, and hope along their family-building journeys. Everything you read here grew out of my personal journey to reclaim my identity in the wake of my infertility diagnosis – and to share that knowledge with others.
Having been lucky enough to reach motherhood, I offer this online space in gratitude to those who supported me during our infertility journey – and in humble service to those who are still walking their own journeys.
Founder, Writer, Designer, Infertility Survivor, Mom, & Maker of Pancakes