Thursday, May 6, 2010

Stigmas and Changing Minds

Have you seen this commercial yet? I love it. I mean, love it. So simple. So powerful. So....moving. And so true.



It's a campaign that's long overdue and damn am I jealous of the minds who developed it (psst...brilliant minds....call me. I need your help in my day job).

At the same time, each time I watch this, I replace the T-shirts with the ones you and I know too well:

Premature Ovarian Failure...
PCOS...
Clotting Disorder...
Endometriosis...
Male Factor...
Unexplained infertility...

The stigmas, the silent suffering, the numbers (one in six. one in eight) are eerily parallel. Every time I see this ad it moves me.

Now, if you're already teary, why not just watch THIS video, which DOES directly relate. No parallels here. Just raw truth. Hannah Wept. Sarah Laughed, you did an amazing job:


What IF? A Portrait of Infertility from Keiko Zoll on Vimeo.

9 comments:

MrsSpock said...

Love the mental illness video- might just have to post that too!

Barbara said...

Both brilliant. Thanks for posting these.

xxx

Danielle said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for these.

FET Accompli said...

Both are awesome.

Pamela said...

Thanks for sharing....

Smiling said...

Genius.. both of them! Thank you for sharing...

now where exactly is my Kleenex box again!?!?!

Catherine W said...

Both absolutely fantastic. I'm crying my eyes out now though. x

Silver said...

Just saw the video on another blog and got teary - very moving.

Rebeccah said...

As someone whose life has been affected by both infertility and a mentally ill parent, I really appreciate your sharing these. Thanks.

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