I sure remember loving Halloween when I was a kid. I loved figuring out my costume and carving a scary pumpkin.I had no clue of the roots of this holiday, and I bet that’s the case for most kids today. Of course I loved being able to run around the neighborhood with friends, stopping at every house to add to a growing bag of candy. It was rare for a house to be dark – as in no one was home – so we would not ring the front door bell, and yell “trick or treat!” there.
I am thrilled to see the recent rise in documentary films related to the childfree choice. Laura Scott’s film, The Childless by Choice Project led the way in 2010, and Magenta Baribeau’s Maman? Non merci! (No Kids For Me, Thanks!) won a Best Feature Film Award in 2016. Continue reading “Have a Story About Your Childfree Life? Filmmaker Alexey Brazhnikov Wants to Talk With You”
Last weekend I was in New York at DOC NYC, the largest documentary film festival in the United States! I attended the premiere of the documentary film, To Kid Or Not To Kid by filmmaker Maxine Trump. The film follows Maxine’s personal journey of moving through her decision to live childfree. Continue reading “The Premiere of the Documentary Film, To Kid Or Not To Kid, by Maxine Trump”
On my blog, La Vie Childfree, for awhile I did a monthly “Childfree On-the-Ground” question. At the beginning of the month, I asked a question, collected people’s responses over the course of the month, and then reported back on what people said at the end of the month. Here is one “OTG” question Continue reading “What the Childfree Like Most and Least About the Christmas Holiday”
I recently had the pleasure of talking with Magenta Baribeau, the 2014 Childfree Woman of the Year about the documentary she is working on, Maman? Non merci! Here’s the Q&A: Continue reading “Q&A with Documentary Filmmaker, Magenta Baribeau”
Author Kaye Walters has done something no other writer in the childfree genre has – she has conducted a survey of over 4000 childfree to learn about the childfree choice and those who make it.
I recently had the chance to interview her about the survey, her book, Kidfree & Lovin It! and more… Continue reading “Meet Kaye Walters, Childfree Author of Kidfree & Lovin’ It!”
I was delighted to see Henriette Mantel in last Sunday’s Chicago Tribune Lifestyles section in Heidi Steven’s piece, “Childless Writers Address Choice to Forego Parenthood.” Stevens closes with a great quote: Continue reading “The Childfree Genre: Bring on More Interviews & Essay Collections”
I’ve been tracking the childfree choice since the late 1990’s, and at the end of 2012 I posted a short poll to take an informal pulse on people’s views of its acceptance in today’s society. Thanks again to all of those who weighed in! Here is what I asked, and a few thoughts on the results. Continue reading “Chewing on Poll Results: Acceptance of the Childfree Choice”
First, thanks to all who responded to the short childfree survey in my last post! Of the over 600 responses (and still counting!), here is how responses have shaken out thus far: Continue reading “Reporting Back: Your Take on Childfree Acceptance 2012”