World Childless Week community news
Six authours have generously offered free copies of their books to support World Childless Week. The competition is completely free and you can enter as many or as few as you wish.
All answers are anonymous and only the details of each winner will be forwarded to the authors.
Jody Day has made an extremely generous offer to World Childless Week and the childless community for the Gateway Women Reignite weekend happening on the 14-15th September 2019:
3 FREE scholarship places to childless women on low incomes.
Reducing the price to £295 and offering further concessions on request if needed.
Donating £50 of each paying participant’s fee to World Childless Week
If you are childless because of fertility issues, circumstances, tough decisions or a combination of them all your story is worthwhile of being shared. We need to let people know that there are 101+ ways to be childless not by choice.
Sharing stories about childlessness can be an important step in the healing process, opening the way to an honest exploration of a fulfilled existence without the children once hoped for. In this webinar two authors will share unique perspectives that they have gained through writing about the stories of others living childless lives.
This year’s letters are about forgiveness; not about forgiving others but looking inwards and forgiving ourselves. It can be so easy to place blame and anger and leave it there without addressing the issue.
To coincide with "Letters from our Hearts: Forgiving Ourselves" Jody Day of Gateway Women will be leading a free 1-hour webinar on the topic of self-compassion.
The written word can be strong but sometimes a single image can express a thousand emotions. Today we explore all forms of art and you don’t need to be a professional to participate. If you are a photographer, poet, painter, sculptor, actor, dancer, musician or creative in any way this day is for you.
Helen Segal has spent 22 years exploring the world of Art, Creativity and Healing and journalling for 30+ years. In this mini workshop Helen will demonstrate a process called Cosmic Smashbooking and encourage you to join in with the emphasis that “NO CREATIVE EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY”.
Men do not talk so openly or share their emotions so readily about being childless; they are often the unseen and unheard halves of our story. Today we are going to focus on men and their words because men matter too.
The comment “as a parent I have empathy” has become increasingly popular in politics and social media despite the fact it holds no substance. We can explore why this comment is hurtful, why it is a false statement and how we have empathy regardless of not having children.
Do you want to get involved with World Childless Week and share your voice? Find out how to get involved here.