Outside of the physical reckoning there lies the challenge of moving forward in a society that doesn't know how to handle the awkwardness of infertility. With no Emily Post-like guidelines for supporting couples who can't conceive, most well-intentioned "fertile" people miss the mark. Silent Sorority offers an unflinching and insightful look at what it's like to be invisible in an era of designer babies and helicopter parents.
From celebrity and news magazines to TV programs to Facebook pages and "mommy blogs," family-building successes are routinely and glowingly shared and celebrated. But where are the voices of those who are unable to have children? In relating what happens when nature and science find their limits, Silent Sorority is irreverent as well as moving.
What People Are Saying About Silent Sorority...
"After years of unsuccessful fertility treatments, Tsigdinos stopped, becoming an online hero for documenting her journey away from motherhood." - Katrina Onstad, The Globe and Mail
"Pamela's 'silent sorority' of women who can’t conceive are becoming more vocal. These days, many women are sick of the whispers. They're infertile and they're not ashamed." - Piper Weiss, Yahoo Shine
“Mother’s Day looks different from where she stands.” - Lisa Belkin, The New York Times
"Tsigdinos has given a voice to infertile women's experience." - Bitch Magazine
"One of the few memoirs I’ve read where there isn’t a ‘happy baby ending’. The world needs more of these and Pamela Tsigdinos is an inspirational spokeswoman for the baby-less generation." - Jessica Hepburn, In Pursuit of Motherhood
“Silent Sorority is a brave book and a gift to all infertile women, whatever stage of the journey they may be on.” - Kate Johnson, NBC/iVillage
“An intelligent social commentary on our mommy-centric culture and what it's like to be childless-not-by-choice when everyone around you is baby-mad." - Lisa Manterfield, I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home
"Witty, fun, heartbreaking, and absolutely bittersweet.” - Marcie Pickelsimer, Grown In My Heart
"I know that I am not the only one who has been emboldened by Pamela's story. See for yourself. Buy her book, read it and go to her blog and see for yourself the power of being part of this Silent Sorority. We are not alone." -- Amazon.com
The Flip Side of Fertility Treatments
Forum creator/producer and filmmaker
Irina Vodar, Author/Advocate Miriam Zoll, Silent Sorority author Pamela M. Tsigdinos, author/therapist Tracey Cleantis, therapist Dr. Marni Rosner discuss surviving infertility:
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