AF: Why did you get into infertility advocacy or volunteer work and what do you hope to accomplish?
Jen: I got formally involved with infertility advocacy by attending RESOLVE’s Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. in 2012. It was a life changing experience that transformed the way I thought and felt about my infertility. Advocacy helped me feel more in control of my disease, and less like a victim. Every time someone with infertility speaks out about their disease – whether to friends or family, or on Facebook, or to elected representatives – we are making a difference.
AF: Do you find it hard to fit your advocacy and volunteer work into your schedule? What would you tell people who may be hesitant to get involved as volunteers due to work, family, or other commitments?
Jen: Sure, it’s hard to make time for infertility advocacy. It’s hard to be a patient, a professional, a mom, AND an advocate. But, (more…)