Coming Out of the Closet

I love, LOVE everything about this TED Talk. It’s not about infertility, but anyone who is thinking about coming out of the infertility closet (or any kind of closet), should invest 11 minutes in watching this video. It will be time well spent – I promise.

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12 thoughts on “Coming Out of the Closet

  1. I’ve blogged about coming out of the infertility closet often. It is difficult. And Ash is right. Hard is hard, and we need to come out because in our closets, we have no support. I’ve found that the more genuine I am about anything, I’m much happier and more supported and encouraged by my loved ones, and even some compassionate strangers.

    • I completely agree! I also liked the part about giving people credit for trying, even when they say things that aren’t politically correct or that are cliche. It’s hard, especially when people tend to say the most idiotic things regarding infertility, but I try to remember that they mean well.

  2. You were right…11 minutes well spent! I cried in-between those 11 minutes and clapped when the talk wrapped up. Thank you for sharing! I know you were keeping your story to a very close circle in the beginning, do you think you’ll be officially coming out?

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it as much as I did! I’m about as out as I can get without constantly talking about infertility. I started sharing things on Facebook about a year ago, mostly during NIAW, but occasionally at other times, as well. I’m thinking about doing a mini-IVF journal through Facebook posts, once we officially start the process, but I’m still debating exactly how much to share and how often. I don’t want to annoy or bore people, or come across as trying to garner pity, but I think IVF is just so cool, and largely misunderstood.

  3. LOVE TED talks and this one was awesome as usual. Glad I saved your post and took the time to watch it. I think that Ash is completely right- we need to give credit to people who at least TRY when we have a hard conversation with them about infertility. Not everyone has experience with infertility so they don’t know what to say and we shouldn’t expect them to. Thanks for posting this!!

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