World Childless Week 2017 began when Stephanie Phillips had an idea for a global awareness week which she mentioned to a few close friends. Inspired by their enthusiasm, she spoke to the childless not by choice community who rallied round and stepped forward to offer their support. Nicci Fletcher from the CNBC magazine set up a Thunderclap and Berenice Smith from Walk In Our Shoes started #ChildlessHour on Twitter. Idea to event was just six weeks and the statistics reveal the need.
World Childless Week has a brand new team working alongside Steph and Berenice (Nicci now works on her own projects including The CNBC magazine). We have exciting goals, a professional new website and a new look logo. The aim is to make World Childless Week an unmissable, powerful week that will grow each year. We're looking forward to working with you.
World Childless Week 2017
Read the content from our first year, 2017 which was curated by Stephanie Phillips
Monday 11th September
The story of World Childless Week and posts that show how the childless circle the entire world.
Wednesday 13th September
We asked our supporters to write letters addressed to the reason they are childless.
Thursday 14th September
We discussed several "innocent" comments that hurt.
Saturday 16th September
Stephanie Phillips explained why she chose the forget me not and why we should claim the 16th September as our day.
Sunday 17th September
At the end of the first World Childless Week we talked about finding acceptance and moving forward.