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.
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.
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.
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.
For every living organism, life is a competition; a battle to exist.
John Alex has claimed he can help me fix my childlessness.
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.
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.’
It’s not what I expected.
It’s not what I planned.
It’s not what I hoped for.
But it’s OK all of the time and sometimes it’s really good.
As I lay in bed earlier this week I had a revelation that shocked me. On the morning of the same day I had contacted More To Life as I wanted to know if they would be interested in sharing a blog from me for Tuesday 30th October #LifeWithoutChildren which was part of Fertility Week.