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Emotional Release Through Creativity

In this webinar Stephanie Phillips (founder, World Childless Week) will be joined by Tina Reid-Peršin and Victoria Firth. Stephanie first became aware of Tina’s work when she was a panel member of The Unborn Child at Fertility Fest 2018 and Victoria’s work when she attended Women Speak at There’s More To life Than Children part of Fertility Fest 2019.

Each artist has their own unique way to portray part of their childless journey and the emotions I felt whilst listening to them were intense. They reminded me of aspects of my life that I have faced and some that I will never encounter; I laughed and I cried.

Stephanie Phillips

Tina and Victoria will both give their own presentation followed by a discussion, where you will have the opportunity to pose a question anonymously. You can register for this webinar here


Tina Reid-Peršin is an artist working with photography, She first showed her “Photo’s I’ll Never Take” at Brighton Fringe in October 2012.

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Photos I’ll Never Take is about the family  I will never have, and uses the concept of a fictional family album to try to convey the sense of grief and loss that accompanies this situation. Since February 2011, I have been making a series of tableaux that will be used to create this album and have also made a couple of short video clips, to accompany it. In place of a child, I have used a shop mannequin and have involved my husband, family members and friends to create the photos.


Victoria Firth is a performer, theatre maker and director from Yorkshire. In September she will be kick starting her tour How To Be Amazingly Happy!

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Victoria is on a quest to discover how you make a new life when you can’t have the one you imagined. In this big hearted, big thinking show of storytelling and physical comedy our heroine’s mid-life search for joy, identity and belonging features public displays of playfulness, private truths and sheer bloody mindedness. Join Victoria as she asks – is it possible to be happy without kids?


Tina and Victoria will both give their own presentation followed by a discussion, where you will have the opportunity to pose a question anonymously. You can register for this webinar here

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