I have been running International Childfree Day since 2013, when it was brought back from being celebrated as “Non-Parents Day” in the early 70s. Each year childfree people from around the world have been nominated for “Of the Year” awards.Continue reading “Happy International Childfree Day!”
Postscript to my post on the November 18th screening:
It was a Great Night!
Great news! Maxine Trump’s documentary film, To Kid Or Not to Kid, is opening in theaters this month! In the LA area? Starting November 15th, the film will be at the Laemmle NoHo7 theater for a week! On November 18th, I will be there moderating the post screening Q&A. I am on the Advisory Board for this film and must say, don’t miss the chance to see it!Continue reading “November 18th LA Theater Screening of the Film, To Kid Or Not To Kid ~ What a Great Night!”
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”
Happy International Childfree Day!
As you may know, on International Childfree Day, childfree winners are announced. This year the winner categories were Childfree Person of the Year and Childfree Group of the Year. As head of the Selection Panel, I have to say this year the Panel faced the the toughest decisions yet! Here are the 2018 childfree winners: Continue reading “The Winners! The 2018 Childfree Person & Group of the Year”
Let the 2018 nominations begin for the Childfree Person of the Year and Childfree Group of the Year! The winners will be announced on August 1, International Childfree Day. Here is some background on how this started. Continue reading “Call for Nominations: 2018 Childfree Person of the Year and Childfree Group of the Year”
I love how in recent years as Mother’s Day approaches we’ve been seeing more writings that question the maternal instinct. As one example, take the National Geographic article that just came out titled, “Is Maternal Instinct Only for Moms? Here’s the Science,” by Sarah Gibbens. I’d like to discuss a couple of related questions but without an assumption of instinct. Why? Continue reading “Yes, the Childfree Can Be Maternal”
Reading “Let’s hear it for the single, childless women: We get tired too,” by Mika Sarmiento got me thinking, especially when she writes about a “specific kind of guilt that comes with talking about sleepless nights and long days with said great wives and mothers.” What’s behind this particular kind of guilt? Continue reading “The Childfree, Childless & Guilt”
I sure like seeing more pieces out there these days on childfree sterilization in popular women’s publications. A recent piece in SELF on this topic deserves mention. After Deputy Editor Nina Bahadur relays a few women’s frustrating experiences and describes what male and female sterilization procedures involve, she gets into the ethical issues that need more talking about. Continue reading “On Childfree Sterilization: Shifting from Paternalism to Reproductive Autonomy”