Okay, so I'm not going to be spending the whole week discussing this ad campaign that's been festering in the armpits and other dark damp spots on infertility sufferers everywhere. It's been talked about and talked about throughout the infertility blogging community all started by some remark in an ad by a group (I won't give you their name) that stands for: Promoting Everything That's Annoying.
I'm a big animal rights person but not a big fan of fanatics (except of course sports fanatics) and some members of this group, not all of course, are just that I believe.
When I was in college, I saw some people in NYC get paint thrown on their fur coats and verbally assaulted by strangers while they were walking through midtown. The perpetrators wore shirts that claimed they were members of this group in question. That's when I realized that some people become animal rights activists just to defend their own. Okay, now that I've cleared out my arm pits etc...Moving on...............
So we are just a few weeks away from NIAW. Which is a week every year when the excellent organization RESOLVE (http://resolve.org) works diligently to bring together the infertile and fertile communities and wake up the world to our plight.
NIAW is National Infertility Awareness Week. I'll admit it. Originally I thought it was a rap group. (Maybe I was thinking of NWA).
Last year, when NIAW was upon us, I was just beginning to write this blog. So, this week, if you'll permit me, I'm going to be taking a look back at those posts from a year ago. Now that I've been immersed in this community of patients and doctors and activists for a year, I'm curious to see if I think now what I thought then about this whole National Infertility Awareness thing. I seem to remember I didn't think a whole lot of it back then.
Listen I gotta go. I'll admit that I'm still a little riled up over the controversial ad. I've got to go find somebody to take it out on. Maybe I'll call my cell phone company. Yeah they could use a phone call.
I'll talk with ya again tomorrow.
And if you haven't checked out my latest post written exclusively for Fertility Authority, please do.