Interviews

Lisette’s Story

I was so excited to speak with Lisette, especially after reading her book ‘Childless Living; The joys and challenges of life without children.’ I saw Lisette’s instagram over a year ago and I just felt drawn to her. She has so much style, a real artistic eye reflected in her photographs and her words felt… Continue reading Lisette’s Story

Ashley’s Story

I was thrilled to meet Ashley because, not only do we have the whole no-kids thing in common, but we work in the same industry! We chatted about navigating friendships with parent friends, prioritizing our careers, and most importantly, adopting tortoises. What made you want to share your story? I work in the animation industry… Continue reading Ashley’s Story

Stacy’s Story

We are delighted to share Stacy’s expression of living without children. Stacy has captured her emotions, and her truth in this powerful and moving poem. Thank you for sharing it with us. BEGIN AGAIN Turned 45 I was still Alive But a dream had died I had given up Which was tough When the world… Continue reading Stacy’s Story

Lousie Interview

As I sat down to interview Louise I could see mountains and a big blue sky behind her in the the background. I was excited to meeting Louise and the experience of chatting to her was great. We spoke for a long time, about Louise living in Cyprus,  her being a teacher, adventures and of… Continue reading Lousie Interview

Jess Interview

  Speaking with Jess was great, we connected on so many levels and her story is truly moving, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as Jess and I enjoyed speaking  with each other. Jess is a baker, a lover of the great outdoors living in British Columbia, Canada. Jess shares her and her… Continue reading Jess Interview

Aimee’s Interview

It was such a delight chat with Aimee! I was fascinated by the way her career as a prenatal acupuncturist  intertwined with her experience as a childfree woman. We talked about being single, and strong, and independent, and vulnerable, and what it feels like to live as childfree women, surrounded by motherhood. Why did you… Continue reading Aimee’s Interview

Kate’s Story

Hi! My name is Kate and I am from New York.  This is the first time I am speaking publicly about my childless life and the impact it has had as I begin to discover how to move forward with this “new normal”.   My experience is not very straightforward and I guess that’s part of… Continue reading Kate’s Story

Daisy Interview

I loved meeting Daisy! I continue to be so inspired by young women who are choosing to live childfree.  I once told Laura that I thought the hardest part of being childfree after infertility was the fundamental loss of life’s milestones – I compared it  to wandering through a big empty field. That analogy had… Continue reading Daisy Interview

Amy Interview

I’ve known Amy for 15 years, and somehow this was the first time we’ve discussed our childfree lives. We chatted about gender roles, having dreams, wanting families, and the importance of dancing. I was delighted to finally sit down and really dig into Amy’s story (and some sushi). Hi Amy! So lovely to see you.… Continue reading Amy Interview

Brigid Interview

About Brigid is a Montessori preschool teacher who lives with her husband and two dogs. Brigid loves photography, running, kickboxing, and feels a real affinity with strong kickass women. Brigid shares her story of infertility and how this has impacted her life and made it one that she feels truly happy with.   Anotherhood is… Continue reading Brigid Interview

Maythe Interview

Maythe is studying for her PhD in Edinburgh and is rarely seen without her best friend Frank her dog by her side. Maythe shares her story about deciding not to have children and how a diagnosis aligned with this decision.   Anotherhood is about turning up the volume of the voices of women who do… Continue reading Maythe Interview

Katie Interview

Katie is an artist and a coach and she combines these roles as much as she can. In this interview Katie shares with us her journey in coming to the realisation that having children was not part of her life. Katie explores the impact this has had on her, the positive and the more challenging… Continue reading Katie Interview

Anne Interview

About Anne  Anne Brock is the creator of the blog Living in the Midst, where she explores living in the present moment and her experiences about being infertile. Anne lives with her husband and two dogs, Steve and Denali. When Anne is not creating stunning quilts or writing away she can be found running and… Continue reading Anne Interview

Denise Interview

        About Denise Felkin Denise is an award winning British photographer based in Brighton and the creator of the book Mum’s Not The Word. Denise’s photography migrates between creative portraiture and documentary photography, driven by research led projects and collaborations with her subjects to create cutting edge images that speak out about… Continue reading Denise Interview

Emily Interview

I was so thrilled to interview Emily! Her blog She Doesn’t Have Kids and her insta @shedoesnthavekids have been great resources for me and my tribe. We had such a fun, and lively conversation, and I’m so glad to call Emily a new friend!  Hi Emily! I was so excited when I found you and… Continue reading Emily Interview

Leanne Interview

Can you tell us a little something about yourself? I am Irish and I spent my first 24 years living in Ireland. I did a lot of travelling.  I got a round the world ticket and I started in south America, went to New Zealand, Australia and Asia, and you know I really enjoyed it… Continue reading Leanne Interview

Rachel’s Story

Hi beautiful souls, I’m Rachel, Aussie born, 42 and a childless mother of angel babies. Just like so many of my fellow Childless Not By Choice Sista’s around the world, this wasn’t how I had imagined or planned my life to be. This is my story of how I rose up regardless and stand proud… Continue reading Rachel’s Story

Izzie Interview

Izzie lives in Edinburgh and has a love for travel, having a shottie and embracing the freedom of living a life without children. 

Izzie shares the life plan she had envisaged for herself when she was young.  How it all changed as she lived her life and embraced the moment,  and how a diagnosis brought her to question if children were to be a part of her life.  … Continue reading Izzie Interview

Sadie Interview

Welcome to Anotherhood Sadie, can you share a little about yourself? I will be 42 next month and two years ago I was living a kind of quiet happy life. Then, in 2018, we went to Bali and whilst we were there,  and this sounds a bit of a cliché,  but I had this spiritual… Continue reading Sadie Interview

Mel Interview

I’ve known Mel for 15 years, and in all that time we have never once discussed circumstances around our childfree lives. It’s never come up! We recently reunited with our rag-tag group of friends from what feels like another life – all women, all childfree – and it struck me that I didn’t know any… Continue reading Mel Interview

Thania Interview

Thania is from Arizona and a newspaper designer and child free by choice.
“I want to share my story because I feel like there’s hardly anyone in my community, at my age, being Mexican sharing the feelings towards not wanting children. It’s just always assumed in my culture that you have to have children.”… Continue reading Thania Interview

Claire Interview

Can you tell the Anotherhood community little about yourself?  I have just turned 40, and I live with my husband and our two cats in South East London. I have a background in law and I started off as a criminal lawyer, I then shifted to become an Ombudsman. I’m a bit of a workaholic… Continue reading Claire Interview

Katy Interview

Katy (aka Chasing Creation) was a bright light through my 2019! She started her Insta and Blog, “Chasing Creation” in March, where she speaks directly to those of us who are childless not by choice. With her adorable word board, she says the most bold things. She says the things I often think about, but… Continue reading Katy Interview

Melinda Interview

About Melinda Melinda is 38 and lives in Edinburgh. Melinda coaches entrepreneurs for a living, and has a clear passion for her work noting, “I absolutely love my job, and it is great to help people achieve what they want from life.” Melinda loves exploring the outdoors, being in the mountains, swimming in the Scottish… Continue reading Melinda Interview

Laura Interview

Anotherhood is about turning up the volume of the voices of women who do not have children, can you tell us why you wish to share your story with Anotherhood? For a long time I felt really isolated, detached and lost, like I was walking a path which was really lonely, and when I looked… Continue reading Laura Interview

Kadi Interview

Anotherhood is about turning up the volume of the voices of women who do not have children, can you tell us why you wish to share your story with Anotherhood? I want to share my story because I want to hear stories like mine. There isn’t enough out there about what it’s really like to… Continue reading Kadi Interview