Sharing stories about childlessness can be an important step in the healing process, opening the way to an honest exploration of a fulfilled existence without the children once hoped for. In this webinar, a collaboration between More to Life and World Childless Week – the first of many WCW webinars during this event, two authors will share unique perspectives that they have gained through writing about the stories of others living childless lives. Both will give a short presentation before answering and then questions can be submitted anonymously
Lorna Gibb was born in Scotland and is a prize winning author and part time university lecturer. Her latest book Childless Voices, (Granta 2019) combines memoir of her own childlessness and endometriosis with global portraits and stories of men and women around the world.
Kate Kaufmann who lives in Portland, Oregon realised her childless life would never be the same when she ceased fertility treatment, quit her corporate job and relocated to a rural community to raise sheep. Since 2012 Kate has talked intimately with hundreds of women who don’t have children about how their lives differ from societal norms and expectations. Her book Do you have kids? Life when the answer is no, a practical guide to what life without children can entail, shares the ongoing impact not having children has had on their lives.