Blog Policies

We understand that emotions can run high, especially when dealing with grief or stress related to pregnancy loss and/or infertility. Help us to foster a safe space for everyone in the community and beyond by being respectful, even when you don’t agree with someone. Because we are a diverse community, the opinions shared in this blog do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors. However, we respect ALL parents’ rights to choose how to safely parent their children. We are open to discussion and the exchange of views and information as long as everyone remains respectful.

We don’t allow:

  • inflammatory language
  • name-calling
  • degrading or offensive language
  • abusive remarks
  • any form of trolling

For our specific policies, please keep reading.

Editing Policy
Submission Policy
Commenting Policy

Editing Policy

Rainbows and Unicorns is an edited community blog. We reserve the right to edit your submission for grammatical errors while retaining your voice. This includes preserving regional punctuation and spelling (e.g. “flavor” in the U.S. versus “flavour” in the United Kingdom).

Our goal is to create a collection of stories that reflect the loss and infertility community. Censorship is NOT our objective. If we feel something could be phrased better, you will have a chance to review our suggested edits before your post is published.

Contributors and guest bloggers are responsible for making sure their submitted content does not violate any copyright laws. We reserve the right to remove any previously published posts that plagiarises or reproduces someone else’s work without their prior consent.

If we catch you plagiarizing or lying we’ll delete your shit, wish a thousand bees invade your underwear drawer, and tar and feather you.

For more information about our submission guidelines, see here.

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Submission Policy

Rainbows and Unicorns loves our guest writers and we welcome all sorts of submissions. Art, poetry, photography or blog posts can be submitted through our email or our contact form. If your submission is approved, we’ll email you with an anticipated publish date.

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Commenting Policy

The Rainbows and Unicorns community is incredibly special. We want the comments on the blog to develop naturally. We love that you’re all special snowflakes (we are too!) and value the debates and support that you will offer each other. Nevertheless, do not be a dick. The comments section is not the place for negative and cruel diatribes, which turn our community into a toxic place where people are afraid to post and participate.

As emotions run high due to the stress and grief involved in infertility and loss, we are implementing certain guidelines to ensure that our supportive and caring community continues.

While we do not expect everyone to be best friends — disagreement and criticism are always allowed — we expect that you will engage in a respectful discussion that does not end up in a bitchtastic explosion of name calling, harassment or downright trolling. Remember, when in doubt, walk away from an argument. You are the better person for doing it.

If we feel that your comment violates our community standards, we will delete it. If you continue to post comments like that, you will be banned. Here are the reasons your comment will be deleted:
Threatening, defamatory, harassing, or libelous material — including but not limited to attacks on the author’s or fellow commenter’s appearance or beliefs.

Hate speech, including racial slurs and any type of communication that vilifies a person or a group based on discrimination against that person or group. This includes racist, sizeist, sexist, transphobic, ableist, xenophobic, ageist, homophobic language, and broad, offensive generalizations about groups of people. It also includes clearly using incorrect pronouns deliberately (e.g. after being corrected or asked by author to use a different word).

Comments that consistently incline toward dismissing or tearing down other people. We expect community members to strike a healthy balance in what they choose to express. If you are exclusively negative, and fail to make positive contributions, even if you do not resort to the explicit attacks listed above, you may have comments deleted. In rare cases you may find yourself banned.

If you witness this behavior displayed in a comment, please email us at bitches be crazy; we will be moderating as well, but would appreciate your support.

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