Terry Gross

Terry Gross

Terry Gross’ Interview on Not Having Kids

Recently one of my favorite interviewers – and a childfree one at that – was interviewed on the podcast, The Longest Shortest Time. Check out this interview with Terry Gross,  the host and co-executive producer of the radio show, Fresh Air:

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Amrita Nandy

Amrita Nandy, Ph.D.

Maternal Outliers in India: A Q&A with Amrita Nandy

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing New Delhi-based researcher, activist and journalist Amrita Nandy about her paper, “Outliers of Motherhood,” and her upcoming book on this subject. Here is the Q&A: Continue reading “Maternal Outliers in India: A Q&A with Amrita Nandy”

Kim Cattrall

Mother or Mothering: On Kim Cattrall’s Childfree Perspective

As someone who has been tracking and writing about the childfree choice for some years now, I was delighted to hear Kim Cattrall speaking out about it recently on BBC radio. This is not the first time we have heard from her about her choice to have no children. Continue reading “Mother or Mothering: On Kim Cattrall’s Childfree Perspective”

Update on the Work of Israeli Scholar and Author, Orna Donath

I recently heard from Orna Donath, an Israeli scholar and author I interviewed awhile back on the childfree in Israel. She has two new published articles about motherhood and regret in Israel based on her Ph.D. work. Check them out and my interview with her here:

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Taking Part in NPRs Tell Me More’s Segment – Not Having Kids Bad For the Economy?

Please check out the segment, “Not Having Kids Bad for the Economy?” on the NPR show Tell Me More I was part of this week. Host Michel Martin had read the recent piece by Harry Siegel and Joel Kotkin on thedailybeast,Where Have All the Babies Gone,” and was interested in talking more about it as well as the childfree choice, which the piece focused on as a less than positive effect on current demographic trends. Here’s a few post show thoughts: Continue reading “Taking Part in NPRs Tell Me More’s Segment – Not Having Kids Bad For the Economy?”

An Inconvenient Abortion Truth

On August 28th, the 2012 We Believe in America Republican Platform was approved. It supports a human life amendment to the Constitution, which would ban all abortions, even in the case of incest and rape. The problem with this part of the platform is Continue reading “An Inconvenient Abortion Truth”

Families of Two: Vicki and Nathan a Decade Later

I recently had the pleasure of reconnecting with a wonderful couple, Vicki Righettini and Nathan Meyers, who were interviewed in Families of Two.  They have been married 26 years now, and currently live in Boston. Continue reading “Families of Two: Vicki and Nathan a Decade Later”

Post Interview Musings on Intentional Teen Pregnancy

My interview with Kristen Grieco Elworthy about her Gloucester-18 documentary has made me think a lot more about intentional teen pregnancy. Unintended teen pregnancy is bad enough; but Kristen’s stat that about 1 in 5 teen pregnancies are intentional is equally concerning. Where to start to address it? Here’s my take. Continue reading “Post Interview Musings on Intentional Teen Pregnancy”

Laura Carroll, Childfree Choice

Gloucester-18 Documentary: Producer Interview Part II

Continuing my interview with producer, Kristen Grieco Elworthy on the teen pregnancy story that made international headlines and is now a documentary:

Why did those who got pregnant want to get pregnant as a teen?

What was my own observation, as a woman about 10 years older than these girls who personally put college/career above having kids? I saw some level of girls who did not have an identity or maybe did not feel that they were “good” at anything, and motherhood was an answer for them. As women, we are told that we all have the capability to be a good mother. Imagine the draw of that… Continue reading “Gloucester-18 Documentary: Producer Interview Part II”

Laura Carroll, Childfree Choice

Remember The Story About the Teens with the Pregnancy Pact? Now a Documentary

Remember the story in the media about the “pregnancy pact” of the girls in Gloucester, Mass.? Well their story is told in a new documentary, The Gloucester-18. I had the pleasure of talking with its producer, Kristen Grieco Elworthy.  Here is Part I of my interview with her: Continue reading “Remember The Story About the Teens with the Pregnancy Pact? Now a Documentary”