Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tyra...I pray for you...only cause Jesus told me I should.

OK...you can ask Pace...I am an Americas Next Top Model junkie. I watch reruns over and over again. I watch the Tyra Banks show when I can as well. However, never again will she appear on my TV. Not after this. I ran across this from a fellow infertile blogger. Apparently Tyra wants to do a show on infertility. Here is their description of the show:

Do you know a woman who is obsessed with becoming a mom? Have you seen and heard her struggle for years, felt her unvoiced jealously and seen her desperation first hand? Have you watched silently for too long as she gets her hopes up only to be disappointed and heartbroken when she can’t conceive? Has she tried extreme methods and spent a lot of money to get pregnant with no luck? Do you want to finally tell her she needs to stop the emotional and physical stress on her body and seriously consider adoption or a surrogate alternative? If you know a woman who is obsessed with becoming a mom and getting pregnant, then SUBMIT BELOW.
Please do not submit unless you are willing to appear on “The Tyra Banks Show".

And then here is my response to Tyra:

I am appalled and embarrassed at the description of the show on women trying to become a mom. I am one of those women who have struggled for 3 years now to look into my child's eye and see the reflection of my husband and I. No one has the right to tell a woman that she needs to "give up" on her dream of carrying a child in her belly. Each woman must make that decision for herself when she is ready. You have no idea the pain and anguish women facing infertility go through and the description of your show shows ignorance and insensitivity on the subject of infertility. You are going to feed the American people full of crap and stigmas that those of us struggling with infertility already struggle to overcome on a daily basis. I would expect as a woman and a voice for the American people that you would educate Americans on infertility and reduce some of the stigmas instead of add to them. Do you really think we don't face people telling us to give up on a daily basis? I used to be a fan of yours, however, I am very disappointed and will no longer watch your shows. Any of them!

Ok - so this response will do no good, no one will read it, it certainly won't get Tyra's attention, but it made me feel better.

Overall, I am feeling ok. Yesterday was the first day I didn't feel like I was going to upchuck all over myself. Yep...wonderful side effect of the Met.formin. The nausea gave me a little taste of what it COULD be like IF I EVERY get pregnant. Ha!

Anyway...I am praying for Tyra and that she may stop being ignorant and that she try to educate America on infertility, the emotional pain, the physical reasoning behind it and the various types of treatment. Amen.


Teri said...

Hey Nichole - I stumbled across your blog from the MSN group (I'm greggsgirl_84) and I just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking of you and praying for you! I hope that this Met. is the magic bullet for you and that you'll be a mommy very soon. I also wanted to let you know that it's encouraging to see other Christian (infertiles) out there still clinging to Jesus even when the going gets tough...

Cibele said...

well said. Loved your letter!

Trish said...

Down with Tyra!