The idea makes me tremble with nerves but it also makes me smile as I think of us coming together again to unite our voices. Behind the scenes people have already been approaching me with their ideas and offers of support and that makes me go all mushy with emotion whilst at the same time I want to jump up and down and scream about how excited I am.
So let me kick this off by sharing the details of the week’s daily topics. Read More
Yesterday when I was in the middle of organising a newsletter for World Childless Week it suddenly clicked that it was Father’s Day for many countries this coming weekend. I realised the importance of acknowledging this day and the range of emotions it can raise for any man who is childless not by choice. Having focused on the history of Mother’s Day earlier this year I decided to follow the same pattern and look into the history of Father’s Day. Read More
On Saturday I cautiously tiptoed, in my comfy shoes, into The Barbican for There’s More to Life Than Children. I spotted and overheard two ladies who appeared to be going to the same event and decided to follow them as I had no idea where I was going. Read More
If you’d said to me a few years ago that I would be looking forward and feeling excited about attending a day about being childless I’d have given you a really weird look. I’d have thought you were insane and would have probably told you so.
But it’s now bizarrely true !! Read More
Chonie Prysilia recently contacted me to share her trailer for KOSONG; an animated documentary film about married women in Java, who are childless.
In Java (Indonesia) women are automatically blamed if children are not forthcoming in a marriage. They are not allowed the freedom to speak out, and are judged regardless of the situation. Read More
Where do I start? It is a day that can lead to a complexity of triggers. In reality it is not one day but several weeks of constant reminders. Commercialism has taken over and is out of control. Read More
Here we are on the 1st December, the official countdown to Christmas begins as advent calendars have their first day eagerly opened by kids across the world. Read More
Policy makers and business people might want to check out the new social movement on the block as a demographic group of interest. The growing numbers of childless adults in Australia, the UK, the US and around the globe are making themselves heard. Read More
For every living organism, life is a competition; a battle to exist. Read More
John Alex has claimed he can help me fix my childlessness. Read More
I think it was 2010. I think it was spring. I think I was wearing double-denim. I know I was sitting on my friend’s sofa trying to buy sperm.
Actual sperm. Read More
On the 2nd November, the Daily Telegraph ran a report by Antony Douglas of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) that claims that ‘The ever-improving success of IVF has led to fewer children being adopted.’ Read More