Its international friendship day, and it would strange for us not to mark this, as without it Anotherhood would not exist.
If you have read through our website, you will know that Kadi and I met through an email from a mutual contact. We were both looking for someone to talk to about being infertile, and feeling like we had no-one who truly got it in our lives.
All of a sudden we had each other and someone who got it, someone we didn’t have to explain ourselves, we had someone who got the sub text and someone who we really valued in a part of our every day life.
What seems crazy to us is that we are so far apart, one massive ocean divides us, Los Angels to Scotland. It did not stop us forming a friendship of immeasurable depth.
After many emails, WhatsApp chats and video calls we knew we had to create Anotherhood, a place for women without children. We wanted to celebrate our lives, your lives and how we are valued and play a important role in this world. We wanted to add more voices to the conversation and to share more stories, to help eliminate the feelings of isolation that can be felt through being a women without children whether through biology, circumstance or choice.
So here we are today, 7 months down the road, and we have shared 21 stories, with many to more to come, all from that one e-mail back in 2017!
One topic we often circle back around to, is one of friendship, but not ours, but the ones we have surrounding us. We were delighted to be invited to take part in a webinar with Katy Sepi from Chasing Creation focusing on the theme of friendship.
We cover many aspects on here, to our friendship, friendships with pals who have children and how to make new connections and friends that share your passions and you can go on adventures with.
We are truly grateful that we met, that the universe did its thing. We can not wait to meet again. Top on our list of things to do are: go surfing, to go mountain biking and just sit, hang out and chat away to our hearts content.