WE ARE CHILDFREE

WE ARE COMMUNITY

MARY

“My choice to be childfree is important to me, because I have a very special relationship with my body.”

Celebrating childfree lives,
one story at a time.
we're on a mission

“Every childfree person deserves to feel seen, heard and connected to community.”

210 stories and counting
210 stories and counting
210 stories and counting
210 stories and counting
210 stories and counting
210 stories and counting
210 stories and counting
210 stories and counting
210 stories and counting
210 stories and counting
210 stories and counting
210 stories and counting

Anonymous

“I am now 75, have never changed my mind and have never even had a broody moment.”

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PORTRAITS

“Now I’m postmenopausal, it really is like I’m back to being 12 years old.”

Caroline, Montfort

“Don’t stress about biology so much.”

Jana, Berlin

“I feel that if I truly want to be happy, there's no space in my life for kids.”

Georgina, Berlin

“The way I provide value to society is through comedy, not children.”

Kat, Berlin

“Having so much time on my hands for myself was a dream I never thought I would have.”

Devi, Berlin

“I respect you for your choices, so respect me for mine.”

Sonia, Berlin

“I always say I was born in the wrong place.”

Olga, Berlin

“Either you’ll be compelled to have children, or you won’t. You have to let nature take its course.”

Lucy, Berlin

Devi, Berlin

“Having so much time on my hands for myself was a dream I never thought I would have.”

Sonia, Berlin

“I respect you for your choices, so respect me for mine.”

Alex, Berlin

“I’ve regained that confidence, and get to experience things like a teenager. I can do whatever I want.”

Léa, Berlin

“My choice to be childfree is important to me, because I have a very special relationship with my body.”

Marcy, Berlin

“All the adventures I’ve had in my life wouldn’t have been possible, if I were a mother.”

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“Now I’m postmenopausal, it really is like I’m back to being 12 years old.”

Caroline, Montfort

SHORT STORIES

“I simply just don't want to be a mum.”

Katie, 32, UK

“I would have to give up my independence, freedom, and who I really am.”

Danielly, 29, UK

“It took me too long to break free of those shackles.”

Maribel, 42, USA

“I could only find one or two reasons for having children, a lot against.”

Kathi, 29, Germany

“Being adopted made me hyper-aware of the impact of biological parent child bonds, for good or bad.”

Rae, 27, USA

“Raising kids would be the most difficult challenge for me.”

Neeah, 25, USA

“My motherly instinct exists but it goes beyond my own reproduction.”

Emma, 39, UK

“Today, I am celebrating the one-year anniversary of my bilateral salpingectomy!”

Anonymous

“I'm 52 now, and happy with my choice of not having children.”

Barbara, 52, Belgium

“I am always told that I’m a strange and weird person to feel this.”

Sowmya, 28, India

“Our choice gives us great freedom to design our days.”

Laura, 55, Canada

“My life is fab just the way it is and I feel children would ruin it somehow.”

Asten, 31, UK

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PODCASTS

Episode 35

Putting my life first, with Natasha den Dekker

What if you had to chose between your health, your birth family and your children yet to be?

Lisa Jansen, Life done differently

Episode 34

Life done differently, with Lisa Jansen

Living her best solo vanlife!

The Childfree Tea

Bonus

Bonus Podcast: Ask WAC - How do you decide to be childfree?

We help a fencesitter with their childfree choice!

The Childfree Tea

Bonus

Bonus Podcast: Ask WAC - Will I regret being childfree?

Everyone says you'll regret your decision - are they right?

We are Childfree episode 33 Sari Botton

Episode 33

Childfree was chosen for me, with Sari Botton

A Gen X icon on finding the “permission” not to be a mother.

We are Childfree episode 32 Getting vulnerable, with Xander Marin

Episode 32

Getting vulnerable, with Xander Marin

How a couple made the childfree choice together, and what it's meant for their life.

We are Childfree podcast episode 31 Cindy Gallop

Episode 31

Life just gets better and better, with Cindy Gallop

The “Michael Bay of business” likes to blow shit up - including society’s expectations for older women!

Laura Zalenga We are Childfree podcast

Episode 30

Dreaming of utopia, with Laura Zalenga

One artist's inspiring vision of a future full of choice and community.

Episode 29

Create a life together, with Melanie Hunter

How does a couple make the childfree choice together?

Eva Zu Beck

Episode 28

Life on your own terms, with Eva zu Beck

The adventure travel icon inspires us to bring our dreams to life.

Episode 27

We're just humans with hormones, with Emma Hollen

What's more responsible than getting a tubal ligation because you know you don't have what it takes to be a good mother?

Episode 26

Unfertilized eggs, with Jerra Latrice Mitchell

Meet a campaigner making space for childfree and childless women of colour.

EVENT

How to save for a pension with Lucy smith

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JOURNAL

Newsletter Archive

Falling Birth Rates - a good thing actually!

Thank you, feminism

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Van Life

Living for today

Trailblazers Tour Week 1

Van Life

Getting on the rollercoaster

Trailblazers Tour Week 1

Childfree myths busted

Opinion

Childfree myths busted!

An Anthology of Lessons in Myths & Stories, by Dania Ayah Alkhouli

OUR COMMUNITY

“It’s great that this community is here to support and cheer each other on, it’s a safe place where we can share our thoughts. I feel less alone because of it.”
“Thank you so much for sharing these stories with everyone. They are giving me permission to live a life of my own creation. So much gratitude for all you do❤️”
“After two years of being part of this community I feel more than okay. I have accepted my path and the fact that others are gonna chose their own and it’s okay. ”
“Thank you for these messages. They are comforting, empowering, and validating. Keep it up!”
“I have discovered my own voice through the stories shared on your platform. I have become more confident in my lifestyle and every story inspires me to stay true to myself. This community has made me feel normal and free to live in my truth.”
“Thank you for the amazing work you do. You are true heroes.”
“Healed so many of my insecurities around being childfree. You bring up subjects that have made me uncomfortable before, and help to wash away those feelings each time.”
“Thank you so much for creating and sustaining this community. Sometimes i have doubts about the wisdom of my choice and you always support me.”
“I am very grateful for your work and the stories and insights you are bringing to the world. Since I found this community and your work I have felt very seen and welcome. Thank you 🌸☘️💛”
“❤️🥹❤️🥹❤️🥹❤️🥹 I am so happy to have found WAC and this amazing community!! Thank you for all that you do!!”
“Your work helps me every day to feel confident and empowered in my choice to remain childfree. You have helped me realise that I’m not ‘broken’ just because I am woman that doesn’t want kids. Thank you x”
“To be honest, WAC has helped me more than therapy!”

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