The World Childless Week blog
I’ve been dragging my feet for the last few weeks. Since World Childless Week ended I have felt numb, excited, relieved, emotional, overwhelmed, thankful and neutral.
We are supporting you during the year and we’ve created 365, a space on our site for work created after World Childless Week 2018. Here are 10 things you can do to support us until we roar extra loudly on 16th September 2019!
Jody Day from Gateway Women is a figurehead when it comes to giving us a voice. She is also a World Childless Week Champion and recorded an exclusive webinar which was introduced by Stephanie Phillips and included contributions from Champions Berenice Smith and Cristina Archetti.
I’ve just had an image of Bugs Bunny fly into my head and I can hear him saying....
We are sneaking past Steph whilst she’s talking to you…!
It’s our pleasure and honour to share your World Childless Week #IAMME photos!
Listen to Steph’s interview with Newstalk’s Lunchtime Live…
Being childless not by choice is the taboo subject of an unrecognised minority.
If you'd like to take part in World Childless Week this year, but you're not sure how then here's 10 things that you might want to do.
"It's important to dispell the myths like 'just adopt' and to have honest conversations about infertility.”
One of the many hidden difficulties of involuntary childlessness can be social isolation.
I always expected to be a dad. I wanted to be a dad.
I have always believed that we should all give something back. Once we had come to terms with our childlessness, we realised that we as a couple had made it through the other side, knowing many don't.
I am trying to live with an open heart and mind whilst being childless not by choice and moving forward to live the life I have to the fullest.
"What we admire the most about Stephanie Phillips is that she is giving a voice to those whom have not: World Childless Week supports the childless community to find, courage, strength and determination to make a difference."
World Childless Week is important because we need connection, we need to see ourselves reflected in the world and we need to be visible.
Male infertility is the side of infertility that's not spoken about. I would like to see a day when men can talk over a pint about infertility without feeling judged, as I've been able to. World Childless Week is a great way place to start getting that support.
I'm CNBC and now dedicate my career to helping others through my professional practice who are finding it less than easy to copy with being CNCB by addressing whole body health , including mental and emotional
Feelings of isolation and being alone are very common when you are CNBC and one of the wonderful things about World Childless Week is that it creates a world-wide community having open, honest conversations about those subjects that matter to us.
The voices of queer women and of working class women are often missing from discussions around infertility and childlessness not by choice.
As a media researcher I find it astonishing that, in the age of communication, there is so much silence about so many millions of people around the globe
When the dream of motherhood doesn’t come true, where do we turn too? I think one of the keys towards acceptance can be found in connecting and exchanging with people who share the same life experience
I feel honored to play a small part in World Childless Week. Childless women are everywhere…we’ve just been too afraid to raise our head, much less our voices.
Today the World Childless Week is taking the awareness to another level and help people know that they are not alone.
I am grateful and happy to be a part of the World Childless Week team, as I remember how lonely it can feel being involuntary childless.
When my best friend became a mother I wondered how in earth could I still be her friend with this between us? What happens, when she finds her Mummy-tribe and I'm all on my own? No friends. No children.
I am 100% passionate about design and I'd love to share this enthusiasm with those who are coming to terms with a life unexpected. I know from my experiences in setting up a business, that it's extra special when you work with someone who is also childless not by choice. I would love to help the community that's been so good to me, to get ahead with their design work and feel supported.
Less than one day, less than 24 hours until World Childless Week 2018 starts.
We have seven days ahead of us to raise awareness and help spread the message that there is support available. No one needs to feel alone. This week is about all of us and I need your support to make it happen. Here are a few ways you may be able to help.
Vanida and Yvonne have been working quietly behind the scenes in order to create a World Childless Week Facebook page for Germany.