Manage episode 292847373 series 2898124
- Childless or child free - how the terms aren’t interchangeable- Unhelpful cultural ideas around not having children - Painful things people say - …and what to say back (‘I’m not ‘childless Google’!’) - ‘Pronatalism’ and how it does all women a disservice - Disenfranchised grief and how to heal it - Finding a new purpose – a ‘good’ plan B Triggers include childlessness not by choice, infertility, IVF, abortion. It’s a very powerful episode where we talk about a lot of extremely painful things (there are tears). It’s difficult but important and that’s what learning how to be sad is all about – so I hope you’ll join us on this one and do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss further or visit https://gateway-women.com/. Follow Jody @gatewaywomen on Twitter and Instagram. Follow Helen on social media @MsHelenRussell How To Be Sad, the book, is out now. Thanks to Joel Grove for production and to Matt Clacher at HarperCollins for making this podcast happen.