I am so proud of Khloe Kardashian for sharing her quest with us about creating her family. Her recent TV episode sparked an intense volume of dialogue and debate across social media, and we found ourselves in the middle of it.
The above tweet from @POFAdvocate hit me in the gut. Was I doing something wrong by reaching out to Khloe? Wait a minute -- she's just shared her struggle with infertility with an international audience of millions of viewers -- surely she won't mind if I ask her to join us at our show in LA for a conversation about her struggle, in front of an audience that is entirely sympathetic?
Throughout my struggle to conceive, I felt ashamed, closeted and isolated. At the time, the topic of infertility for me was something that was reserved for hush hush conversations on social networks where I'd use an anonymous username. I couldn't believe my eyes and ears when I saw Khloe give her testimony about dealing with fertility challenges. Is this how far we've come in just a few years?
For Khloe to share this with the world is a major milestone. We want her to know what a huge, positive impact she has already had with people everywhere who are trying to conceive -- she's shown us that we can talk about it openly, across mainstream channels, and that we need to get support.
Her decision speaks to the commitment Fertility Planit has made -- to open up the conversation around fertility and family building with a global, mainstream audience. To do that, we need role models like Khloe to join us. We hope you will see her at the Fertility Planit Show in January.
Founder/CEO Fertility Planit