Interviews

Helen’s Story

As Helen’s face appeared on the screen I knew instantly this was going to be a good conversation. We covered so much, so much in-fact this piece started of over 15,000 words long. One thing we did touch on and is not mentioned below but I wish to highlight as I feel its really important.… Continue reading Helen’s Story

Katy’s Story

Here’s something we don’t talk about enough: sexual pleasure after infertility! But thankfully Katy, aka The Pleasure Anarchist, is changing that. (And not a minute too soon!) I loved meeting Katy. Her work explores the nuance of sex after infertility in a way that I haven’t seen anywhere else. What happens when the “goal” of… Continue reading Katy’s Story

Katja’s Story

Its 8am on a Saturday morning, I am sat at the computer the screen comes to life and there on the other side of the screen is Katja. When we interview we never really know what will come up for ourselves or the women who we interview. This interview was wonderful, we explored so much… Continue reading Katja’s Story

Cassandra’s Story

I was so honored to have the opportunity to chat with Cassandra! She has an Insta account called @tbstork, where she addresses the nuanced cross section of infertility and non-custodial step-motherhood. In one of her posts, she answers the question, “What does T.B. Stork stand for?” and the answer absolutely moved me: “When I decided… Continue reading Cassandra’s Story

Alisoun’s Story

Alisoun lives locally to me, and our paths have crossed many times, but we have never spoken in depth about not having children. In this interview Alisoun shares her work, the value of tuning into your intuition and the impact of menopause being a point of conformation that children are no longer a possibility The… Continue reading Alisoun’s Story

Alison’s Story

When Alison and I connected to hear her voice her want to not have children, I found it moving and inspirational. Alison shares how it is only now in her life she feels she is able to say out loud that she does not want children, learning that this has long been a part of… Continue reading Alison’s Story

Nancy’s Story

Nancy got in touch wanting to share her story with Anotherhood and we are delighted that Nancy took the time to share her thoughts on deciding not to have children. Nancy shares her feelings and thoughts around how choosing not to have children can still be viewed as taboo subject, speaking to the reasons why… Continue reading Nancy’s Story

Tina’s Story

Tina reached out to us wanting to share her story. After a few emails back and forth, Tina decided to write up her story was the best way for her, and we are so thankful she did. Tina shares how hard it was to make the design to not have children, and notes about societal… Continue reading Tina’s Story

Rae Ann’s Story

Rae Ann contacted us wanting to share a poem that she had written and a small piece about her lived experience of being a woman without children. Sit back and grab a cuppa and let Rae Ann’s words settle with you, as she guides you gently through her experience so delicately and with such power… Continue reading Rae Ann’s Story

Melissa’s Story

Meeting Melissa was such a joy! She brings an inherent grace and resilience to a story that is full of hopes and heartbreaks. In her effort to become a mother, Melissa faced a Lupus diagnosis, a stroke, and a complicated journey through surrogacy. She is at the beginning of her Childfree story, and like so… Continue reading Melissa’s Story

Lucy’s Story

When I spoke with Lucy it was a very powerful conversation. Lucy’s story explores the emotional impact of not being able to conceive. Without the emotional support in place Lucy shares how she turned to alcohol as her way of coping. Through hard work and one person hearing her, seeing her and understanding some of… Continue reading Lucy’s Story

Rachel’s Story

Meeting Rachel was major for me. I (Kadi) was diagnosed with Early Menopause almost 10 years ago, and until I met Rachel, had never talked at length with another person who had gone through the same thing. Our stories were so similar. She was so knowledgeable about POF and POI, and had so many great… Continue reading Rachel’s Story

Kat’s Story

A email dropped into our inbox from Kat, I was delighted when I read that she lived in Edinburgh and then my eyes, heart and soul lit up as I read the rest of her email. Kat and I hung out on zoom for over 2 hours just chatting away getting to know each other… Continue reading Kat’s Story

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