"I was so focused on making choices that would allow me to grow old and have a life that everything else came second. I had to put myself and my health first, which felt radical even while facing a life-threatening disease. It is often expected that women put others before themselves, making decisions based on the good of their partners and families, not necessarily their own needs."
"I have always treasured art, music, and literature, but as of late, I am reminded that they are a part of our survival, part of what keeps us mentally and emotionally healthy...these have all become my family’s stability in this time of uncertainty."
As we usher in the next decade here are a few of the conversations we loved.
Gretchen Jones talks with Environmental Policy professional, Lisa McNally, about her decision to be childfree thus far, the surprising impact of children on the environment (it's not what you think!) and how her progressive upbringing laid the foundation for her leading a self actualized life.
We opened our hearts, bodies, and minds together this past weekend in Seattle at our inaugural retreat, Unfold. It was a day of intimate connection and growth—here's a peek at experience.
"Traveling alone isn’t just a different way to see the world, it’s also a way to be reminded of how the world sees you."
We combed our archives for career advice from just a few of the bold women we've profiled over the years — from supporting female small businesses to including activism in the business plan, here are words of wisdom to learn from.
In this month's Childfreeness column we discuss the impacts of education on procreation, the difference between being a childfree Gen Xer and a childfree Millennial, the myth that a childfree life = stress freel life, plus much more with Jonnyka Borman.
"Taking the path of parenthood may bring you closer to those you know who are also parents, or it may not. It’s easy for me to generalize about my friends and those in my communities who have kids about what their lives are like. And it’s all too easy for them to make assumptions about me."
Sometimes the most effective remedy to turbulent times is no more complicated than a delectable, rich sauce to accompany your favorite comfort food. In our newest food series, we explore the many ways in which we relate to food: the recipes we know by heart, the dishes that inspire us and the flavors that elicit rich memories.
Child bearing can be a beautiful choice, but also one that many women wrestle with. We recently sought the perspective of a 40-year-old friend who has chosen to not have children, today she shares her experience and offer insights to anyone curious about her decision.