4 December 2009
For anyone who has ever had a miscarriage, struggled with pregnancy, and all things infertile…there is a movement upon us that you might want to join. It’s rather simple actually: a discreet ribbon on your right wrist to signal to others that they are not alone in their struggles.
The pomegranate-colored thread holds a two-fold purpose: to identify and create community between those experiencing infertility as well as create a starting point for a conversation. Women pregnant through any means, natural or A.R.T., families created through adoption or surrogacy, or couples trying to conceive during infertility or secondary infertility can wear the thread, identifying themselves to others in this silent community. At the same time, the string serves as a gateway to conversations about infertility when people inquire about its purpose. These conversations are imperative if we are ever to remove the social stigma attached to infertility.Tie on the thread because you’re not alone. Wear to make aware. Join us in starting this conversation about infertility by purchasing this pomegranate-coloured thread (#814 by DMC) at any craft, knitting, or variety store such as Walmart or Target. Tie it on your right wrist. Notice it on others.
Find out more about The History of Infertility's Common Thread.
*The inspiration for Conscious Friday comes from Se'Lah at Necessary Room. From 1st to 7th December Se'Lah is featuring seven "Gift of Jewels" Giveaways at Necessary Room. You can enter as many of the giveaways as you wish by leaving a comment on the featured post. The seven randomly selected winners will be announced on 7th January 2010. Entries will remain open until 6th January 2010.