A long, long time ago, I spoke about how I yearned for some sort of system to identify one another as sisters in the struggle. Apparently, a great group of women finally decided to do something about it. Thanks to Tertia for the link.
longstanding symbol of fertility, serve as a strong analogy to those
suffering through infertility. Though each pomegranate skin is unique
in colour and texture, the seeds inside are remarkably similar from
fruit to fruit. Though our diagnosis is unique—endometriosis, low sperm
count, luteal phase defect, or causes unknown—the emotions, those seeds
on the inside, are the same from person to person. Infertility creates
frustration, anger, depression, guilt, and loneliness. Compounding
these emotions is the shame that drives people suffering from
infertility to retreat into silence. Now I just have to go find the thread...
The pomegranate 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 A.R.T., families created through adoption, or couples trying to conceive during 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.
Now I just have to go find the thread...