World Childless Week is tremendously grateful to each blogger and podcaster who raises their childless voice to support our community. Together we are getting louder and making a difference to those who hear us.

If you write a blog or speak out on a podcast and would like to be added to this page please get in touch.

Ageing without children consultancy

Ageing without Children is the biggest invisible issue in the age sector. Already over 1 million people over 65 have no children which will rise to 2 million by 2030. There is projected to be an 80% increase in the number of older people who will have long term care needs but be both single and without children.

Kirsty has 25 years’ experience of working in the field of ageing. She founded AWwoC in 2014 in response to the invisibility of older people without children or family in discussions and planning on ageing. She is married and childless.

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Countess Drusilla

So…Who am I and how the hell did I end up here? I’m so pleased you asked. The short answer is, “I haven’t a clue.” It certainly ain’t where I expected to be at the ripe old age of 47. After saying that, the fact that I made it to 47 years of age, is in itself a minor miracle. It could so easily have gone even more wrong, so many times. Don’t get me wrong, other people have had it so much worse than I ever did, it’s just that the life I have now, is so far removed from the one I expected to have. Know what I mean?

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Femme Sans Enfant

Catherine-Emmanuelle Delisle donne, depuis 2012, une voix en français à un groupe social encore marginalisé dans la société: les femmes sans enfant par circonstances de la vie et par choix.  Elle est aussi la créatrice du blogue canadien, basé à Montréal, Femme Sans Enfant.

Parallèlement à son travail d’enseignante, elle réalise des entrevues vidéo avec des femmes et des hommes sans enfant par circonstances ou par choix qui, éclairent, rejoignent et touchent les internautes qui la suivent. Elle donne maintenant des conférences au Canada et en Europe afin de parler des défis, enjeux et réalités entourant les vies des sans enfant. Catherine-Emmanuelle Delisle est aussi la créatrice de groupes de soutien en français par l’entremise de la plate-forme Meetup à Montréal, Québec, Paris et Bordeaux. 

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Infertility Honesty

Wife and business supporter to chef/restaurant owner husband, daughter, sister, friend, niece and “crazy aunt” as dubbed by beloved nine year old nephew. Madly in love with the children we can’t have. Child free not by choice infertility survivor, IVF veteran, body work junkie holding holistic medicine at arm’s length. Openly and actively grieving the loss of our children and proud of it. Histadelic and pyroluric mental illness survivor, proud of that too.

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La vida sin hijos - Maternidad invisible

Hola, te doy la bienvenida a mi sitio web. Bienvenida a mi red de soporte para personas que soñaron con tener hijos y como yo no lo consiguieron. Soy Gloria Labay, nací en 1965 y soy una mujer sin hijos, no por elección sino por circunstancias. ¿Has podido expresar con libertad alguna vez todas las emociones y sentimientos que te produce no haber podido tener hijos a pesar de haberlo deseado? Ven a los encuentros de La Vida Sin Hijos. Un espacio seguro donde podrás hablar con libertad y confianza entre iguales.

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Lesley Pyne

Hello, I’m Lesley, I’m childless and I’m living a very fulfilling and joyful life.

But it wasn’t always this way. I’ve been where you are. I’m married to Roger, and I always assumed I’d be a mother. We started to try for children when I was 35 and when nothing had happened after a few months we were referred for IVF. Over the next three years we went through six unsuccessful rounds, stopping when I was 40.

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Life: A Bird's Eye View

A fierce and feisty girl-about-town, with a grab-it-by-the-balls, no-nonsense attitude. Raspberry cheesecake, a wry sense of humour and copious amounts of Sauvignon Blanc are my weapons of choice as I tackle the daily battles of life head-on, warpaint carefully applied, arm-in-arm with my dependable army of girlfriends. When I'm not selling delicious-smelling lotions and potions at my beauty boutique, you can find me tapping away here on my blog or over at Huffington Post UK, chilling on a beach in Thailand, or dancing full-throttle at a party somewhere; house music is the soundtrack to my life.

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Life Without Baby

I understand how lonely, confusing, and isolating it can be to face a life without children when motherhood has always been in your plans. I know how difficult it can be to walk away from a key chapter in your life, and I’m familiar with the tangle of emotions that can creep up on you when you contemplate taking a different path in life.

I know because I’ve been there, and I’ve come out the other side not just surviving, but thriving in a life I had never planned for myself.

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Married and Childless

We are a married couple in our 50’s who have travelled the infertility journey, it was not a success for us,  it was tough, but we made it through.  

What we did realise was the value of the shared experience and this is our way of giving back to those that feel alone on this journey or looking for some hope.

Our blog will be raw and at times quite sad, but what we want you to see is there is life after one of the hardest things we have ever done.

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Mujer sin hijos

Tere Dattari, a través de esta web desea poder inspirar a otras Mujeres sin Hijos a redescubrir su pasión y propósito de vida creando una comunidad de soporte y de conexión para compartir vivencias, información, recursos, libros, crear lazos, hablar abiertamente, con honestidad y respeto acerca de lo que significa ser Mujer sin Hijos en nuestra sociedad actual altamente maternizada; y ofrecer al mundo, a la sociedad, a la humanidad una nueva manera de ser mujer, una nueva manera de integración en la sociedad, derribando juicios sobre el rol y el valor de la mujer, difundiendo la presencia y contribución de las Mujeres sin Hijos a nuestra historia y nuestra sociedad.

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National Association of Involuntary Childlessness

The National Association of Involuntary Childlessness (NAIC) is a support and research organization committed to bringing awareness and eliminating the stigma impacting the lives of involuntary childless women. In a society that encourages and promotes motherhood, with its current social norms and culture, childlessness can be stigmatizing. Being thrust into infertility, not having a single friend to relate can make a childless woman feel so isolated, broken and alone. Our hope is to empower women to better cope with involuntary childlessness and for loved ones to have a better understanding. 

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Not So Mommy

I’m Brandi Lytle and to describe myself is, well… complicated.  One thing is for sure, though.  My life has not turned out the way that I planned. An Oklahoma girl, I always thought I’d be just a good ol’ fashioned Mom, with two kids, a husband, a dog, and a cat, living in my traditional house.  Heck, even as a little girl, I toted my Cabbage Patch Kid around in a carrier on my chest.  But life took me on a different journey.

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Post IVF world

I am living a post IVF world ( living is possibly an overstatement right now), but wading through some pretty crazy feelings and just working out who I am! I want to share how I’m feeling and what I’m thinking and how things change in a post IVF world.

I’m hoping I can get some positive out of something negative and to inspire you too!

I want to share how life is for me now, and how I am getting through it to make things just a bit more normal, ideally, to show others in a similar boat that things are OK, to be childless is OK, if rather unexpected!

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Robin Hadley

I have recently completed my PhD at Keele University. My research study explored the experience of involuntarily childless older men and has recently gained much international attention. My interest in involuntarily childless men is in part due to my own sense of 'broodiness' and wish to become a father.

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The Childless Life

Hello! I am Sandy from Louisiana. I am childless (it wasn't a choice). This blog explores coming to terms with childlessness, finding our inner strength (it’s still in there!) and how to live a life different from what we dreamed…

The heartbreak never goes away. But there is joy. We will find it together. Let’s talk.

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The Gut Link

Emotions; we all have them. They are part of what makes us human and able to connect with one another. Love, is one of, if not the most powerful of all human emotions. Grief can be equally powerful. Like most of us, you’ve probably experienced a time when your emotions took over, causing you to think or act irrationally. On the contrary, maybe you’ve...

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The Imagined Mother

My name is Annie.  I’m a writer, after dark jogger and servant to small, furry creatures. After spending my entire adulthood in pursuit of motherhood, I finally came to the devastating realisation, about 4 years ago at the age of 42, that I was never going to be a mum.  The journey from that realisation and the utter grief and desolation I felt then to today, where I feel much more balanced although still overwhelmed with sadness sometimes, has been rockier than…well…something or somewhere that’s very, very rocky indeed.

At times I thought I’d never come out the other side, but I’m still here and still smiling and on the (rocky) road to being happy again.

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The Full Stop Podcast

To provide a cohesive voice to the Childless-not-by-choice community, covering all of the topics that affect us.

Uniting the community and showing that you don’t need to do this alone, because there is a community of support out there. We want to give everyone a point of reference, with presenters and guests whom we can identify with and a voice, to assist those on their own path to acceptance.

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Walk In Our Shoes

Berenice Smith has a postgraduate degree in graphic design and typography. Walk In Our Shoes was researched and developed as part of a social design collaboration module. The brief was to create a product or service where designed solved a social problem.

Five years later, the site has grown to incorporate a business support group and a weekly Twitter chat plus a blog alongside the original gallery of feet photos which is still open for submissions, providing a unique support for those who are childless not by choice.

The aim is to bridge the gap between those who have children and involuntary childlessness by publishing real accounts of adversity and strength from men and women who are childless. The site has won an award at the exhibition 'Perceptions' held in Cambridge in 2014 and was a finalist in the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2017 for lifestyle and culture.

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