WE ARE CHILDFREE

Blair, London

“I couldn’t have lived the hundred lives I’ve lived if I had a family.”

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“Will I regret or change my mind? I might or I might not.”

Endola, 34, Phillipines

“I felt that to fit in I was going to have to endure the horror of having a child.”

Emily, 28, UK

“I do hate that I feel like I failed at living up to the childfree ideal.”

JoAnna, 46, USA

“I fully knew the risk of my surgery, but quite frankly I was willing to die for it.”

Anonymous

“Never had the desire at any point in my life to have children.”

Cecilia, 43, USA

“The ‘Bible Belt’ taught me I had one option, but being childfree gives me many.”

Savannah, 27, USA

“Societally, the pressure is enormous.”

Rachal, 38, USA

“It’s the quiet freedoms that make a childfree life a good one.”

Anonymous

“The worst heartbreak turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me.”

Tessa, 22, USA

“It means the world to now understand myself.”

Kathrin, 37, Germany

“I shared my clarity with my partner and we dreamed of a childfree life together.”

Megha, 38, India

“I am what I am, and proudly childfree.”

Stace, 33, UK

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Caroline, Montfort

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

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“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

“This isn’t a fact-based decision. It’s about emotions.”

Maren, Berlin

Devi, Berlin

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

SHORT STORIES

“Never had the desire at any point in my life to have children.”

Cecilia, 43, USA

“The ‘Bible Belt’ taught me I had one option, but being childfree gives me many.”

Savannah, 27, USA

“Societally, the pressure is enormous.”

Rachal, 38, USA

“It’s the quiet freedoms that make a childfree life a good one.”

Anonymous

“The worst heartbreak turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to me.”

Tessa, 22, USA

“It means the world to now understand myself.”

Kathrin, 37, Germany

“I shared my clarity with my partner and we dreamed of a childfree life together.”

Megha, 38, India

“I am what I am, and proudly childfree.”

Stace, 33, UK

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