“I learned that a simple ‘I don’t want it’ is enough.”

Tommy, 22, USA

I learned at a young age through a diagnosis that I was neurodivergent, though it was not until later in my life that I learned how to properly address the challenges presented by my diagnosis.

I have reached a point in my life where I have made personal progress of which I am very proud, and my childfree stance has been instrumental in this progress.

Through working with my therapist, I learned that a simple ‘I don’t want it’ is enough, though there is more to it for me. Considering my diagnosis, personality, what I want to do with my life, and endless other factors, having children would be an unhealthy choice for me.

I know what I want from life, and many have told me that I am quite wise for my age. I have a passion for traveling, fishing, and protecting the world’s resources, especially large apex predatory fish species. Total commitment to my childfree stance has allowed me to fully devote myself to creating a life for myself centred around these passions, and of course the additional side hustles which I enjoy in addition to pursuing my ultimate goal.

I cannot wait to graduate later this year and find a position that will allow me to do work in which I strongly believe. It’s going to be awesome either way, but I am ever hopeful that I will one day meet a kind, beautiful childfree woman who will join me on this great adventure.