Be part of the Night of Hope! Your vote will help determine this year’s Hope Award for Best Blog. The Best Blog award is given to a blog written by someone who is living with infertility and whose blog posts raise awareness about what life is like when you’re faced with infertility.
Take a look at the nominees for Best Blog. These bloggers participated in the “#StartAsking” Bloggers Unite Project and submitted their blogs for nomination. More than 150 blog posts were submitted, then narrowed down by RESOLVE staff.
It’s your turn to vote for your favorite. Discover the 2016 Hope Award for Best Blog nominees and vote for your favorite blog.
The winner will be announced in September and will be invited to accept her award November 15 at the 19th annual Night of Hope!
Excerpt from #StartAsking for Support In All Its Forms:
So for me... I want to #StartAsking for people to share their struggles, not just their successes. I want to #StartAsking for people to not get uncomfortable when I talk about infertility. I want to #StartAsking for better insurance coverage for infertility, as it is a disease. I want to #StartAsking for people to have empathy and compassion, and put themselves in other peoples shoes... because I would trade anything for your morning sickness... telling me how horrible it is, isn't helping. I want to #StartAsking for the world to get educated on infertility, and acknowledge that it isn't just a women-centric issue. Infertility affects men too! And men need just as much support! Read more.
Excerpt from We All Start Somewhere:
I would also add that I’m open to talk. We have held this in for more than 10 years. I guess I would like to talk. About whatever. No bad questions. There are no, “should I have not asked?” questions. And if you don’t want to talk, that’s ok too. But encouragement is always appreciated. A hug, handshake, comment, wink, smile, “like,” whatever works. Read more.
Excerpt from #STARTASKING:
The more we open up and #startasking ourselves and others these tough questions, the more people will become aware of infertility and all it entails. Once more and more people #startasking, the dialogue can begin so that we (both those who have and have not encountered infertility) can better support one another. I shared my story to get the conversation going, so now I must #startasking, will you?. Read more.
Excerpt from WHY I'M GRATEFUL FOR YEARS OF INFERTILITY:
The reality that we were now one of those couples -- you know, the 1 in 8 who experience infertility -- was almost too much of a burden to bear.
I felt like we had done everything right. We had good jobs. A beautiful home. We were paying off our student loans, and we were financially secure. We started asking ourselves, What'd we do to deserve this?. Read more.
Excerpt from START ASKING: For Infertility Awareness Year Round
My point is PLEASE – Start Asking for awareness year round. When someone asks you why you don’t have kids, ask them if they’ve ever heard about infertility issues and then educate their fertile and innocently ignorant selves. Read more.
*Please note: Nominations for Best Blog does not imply any endorsement from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. Votes are captured via the online survey only. Only one vote per email address.