Do You feel acceptance is a reality?
Number of responses: 441
If you participated in World Childless Week 2017 do you think you may take a step up/forward and interract more during WCW18?
Number of responses: 219
If you participated during World Childless Week 2017 did it help you emotionally?
Number of responses: 135
If you participated in World Childless Week 2017 did it help you in any of these ways?
Number of responses: 127
To understand the significance of previous chart I have converted figures into statistics.
81% said they did not feel so alone
70% felt their emotions validated
68% felt understood
15% made friends
34% found support
37% found courage
18% found their worth
5% discovered something else
Some of these numbers are lower than others but each number represents a positive that we can build on each year after years. 81% said they did not feel so alone. We made a difference last year and we can do that every year going forwards.
I asked if anyone would like to share their thoughts on how World Childless Week 2017 made them feel and here are a selection of the answers.
It was inspiring, and encouraged me to use my voice more. I felt validated.
It was the first time I shared my childlessness grief with anyone other than my closest friend and my sister. I went public via facebook and received so many supportive and positive comments. Sharing in this way was the final step in the process losing my sense of shame and failure and I am now able to talk comfortably about my childlessness and raise awareness with people who have no idea of our experiences.
Courage and camraderie
Sense of pride, rather than shame.
I finally felt understood and worthy. I was not alone & made to feel like the odd one out , It made me want to participate more this year. I finally found a sense on community in my life.it was wonderful do supported and not so alone
EMPOWERED VALIDATED WORTHY ACCEPTED ........INCLUDED .......
Since last years World Childless Week do you feel like you have moved forward and taken a step forward to acceptance
Number of responses: 207
Lets hope that each year we can help more people move forwards and find acceptance.