I am proudly childfree by choice. It’s something I’ve known about myself since I was a young girl, that being a parent is not a role for me.
I recognised at a young age how held back in pursuing other areas of life mothers were. I saw this with my own mother and grandmother. I thought it odd that baby girls played with babies and often not young boys. I couldn’t understand this patriarchal norm and I knew it didn’t sit right with me.
I wanted to live a full and expansive life without limits and that choice felt too limiting. Especially for a woman.
Feeling proudly childfree by choice has enabled me to heal significant childhood trauma and sexual violence trauma. To develop incredibly rich and valuable connections with humans including my husband. To travel the world. To be the CEO in my own business. To work helping women to live full and expansive lives free from diet culture and unrealistic beauty standards. To advocate for marginalised humans and work towards a more kind and inclusive world. It’s enabled me to get to know myself in a way that I’m so grateful for. To feel free.