I use the phrase 'unsung heroes' for men who are living with involuntary childlessness and coming to terms with infertility. If resources and conversation around support for women need to be more mainstream then they can feel invisible for men. Hence, unsung heroes.
Fortunately there are some great sites and researchers out there providing invaluable work to change that perception. I know from feedback for this site that these resources provide comfort and information to our male contributors and their friends and family, helping to push past feeling of isolation. Read More
If 30,000 women are seeking IVF treatment annually, and the sector is worth £500million, there should be a voice that provides a space that shows the next steps and unites us. A space that is a safe space for one in ten couples who struggle to conceive to speak out. A resource that could help one in five women who will remain childless through circumstance for life, put across their thoughts? Words which can be shared to explain why ‘just adopt’ is not a simple process, and can be open to all genders? My proposal was to use design to provide a social solution and so this is Walk In Our Shoes. Read More
In my journey I have met some wonderful men and women whom I am proud to call friends and offer some great service and skills. I think it's very important to share those details. Every site and group I've belonged to, offers something different but with the aim of connection, support and care. Almost every site operates for free, like Walk In Our Shoes and behind the site is a administrator who is more than likely to have been through the same as us and digs deep to support others. They deserve a share and a round of applause for the work they do. Read More