#IFAdvocacy Storify: Highlights from Advocacy Day 2014

Advocacy Day 2014

With 154 advocates and 160 appointments, there was a lot happening all over the Hill! G-d bless social media, amirite? Here's my Storify with a recap of highlights from the day. Enjoy! (Of course, if you want to read my very awesome highlight story of meeting Senator Elizabeth Warren in person, head here.) Highlights from the Hill [View the ... [Read on...]

I Met Senator Elizabeth Warren! (My Advocacy Day 2014)

Keiko Zoll Elizabeth Warren

My calves ache. Even though I brought two extra pairs of comfortable shoes, schlepping miles back and forth between congressional offices did a number on me. Totally worth it. #IFAdvocacy Day was simply incredible. It felt amazing to be back on Capitol Hill for my third Advocacy Day after a year off. 154 advocates. 27 states. 160 congressional ... [Read on...]

Resolve to Know More About… The Resolving Without Parenting Option

Pamela

For my final "Resolve to Know More..." interview, I'm so pleased to welcome Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos, author of Silent Sorority. Today's topic is resolving without parenting. I feel like people are quick to write this off as an option, but the truth is, not everyone with infertility ends up parenting. I feel like this particular option doesn't get ... [Read on...]

Resolve to Know More About… Empowered Treatment Options

rhondasmall

Today, I'm pleased to introduce y'all to Rhonda Levy, Founder and CEO of Empowered IVF. It was actually my interview with Rhonda last month that inspired me to launch an entire interview series for NIAW. I'll let Rhonda take it away about the work she does to help empower infertility patients on their fertility treatment journeys. Hi Rhonda! ... [Read on...]

Resolve to Know More About… The Mind/Body Connection

JoanneVerkuilen

Welcome to my third "Resolve to Know More About..." interview. Today's topic? The Mind/Body Connection! This one is pretty near and dear to my heart, because I credit a lot of the success with my first and only IVF cycle to the degree to which I tapped ifnto the mind/body connection in the months leading up to my cycle. Today we welcome Joanne ... [Read on...]

Resolve to Know More About… the Open-Hearted Adoption Option

Lori

Thinking about adoption? Does the thought of open adoption strike fear in your heart? Fret not. I'm so honored to welcome Lori Holden for today's interview to talk about not just open adoption, but open-hearted adoption. Lori Holden blogs from Denver at LavenderLuz.com and can also be found @LavLuz on Twitter. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to ... [Read on...]

Resolve to Know More About… The Surrogacy Option

WhitneyAnderson

Yesterday I talked a little bit about my own IVF journey. Today, we hear from Whitney Anderson, infertility advocate and mom via surrogacy. We've also got a special interview with Kymberli Barney, surrogacy advocate, former surrogate and all-around badass. First, let's hear from Whitney and her journey to parenthood via surrogacy! Whitney is an ... [Read on...]

Resolve to Know More About… The IVF Option

Here. Enjoy my slice of humble pie. So. National Infertility Awareness Week has come and gone. I promised you a whole week's worth of incredible interviews with folks from all over the infertility community. I uploaded a bunch of NIAW Facebook Timeline covers. And then? And then my website basically pooped itself. I fought with my web ... [Read on...]

Welcome to National Infertility Awareness Week 2014!

National Infertility Awareness Week

I can't believe this will be my fifth National Infertility Awareness Week. But for RESOLVE, it's an even bigger milestone: NIAW celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! Here at The Infertility Voice, I have a number of ways that you can get involved this year and help raise awareness for the 7.3 million people living with infertility in ... [Read on...]

Raise Your Infertility Voice for Advocacy Day!

Keiko Advocacy Day 2012

For the past two years, I've headed to Capitol Hill to speak up for the infertility community, courtesy of RESOLVE. For a whirlwind 24 hours, I walked all over Capitol Hill spreading the message that infertility is a disease and that the needs of infertility patients matter. I got to meet my elected officials in person. Hell, I even got a photo ... [Read on...]