So You Don’t Have Kids – Now What?!
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
One in five women over 45 in the UK doesn’t have children, some by choice (often termed ‘childfree’), some by circumstance.
However, the lifestyles, issues and concerns of ‘NoMos’ (Not-Mothers) are very rarely represented in mainstream culture other than as freak shows or cautionary tales.
This session explored what it means to be a childless woman today, including having a Plan B for a meaningful and fulfilling life without children in a culture that views NoMos as ‘leftover women’.
A group of women who are living their Plan Bs joined the debate: Karen Ingala Smith, Chief Executive, nia; Jody Day, author and founder of Gateway Women; Viv Oyolu, radio host, ‘Dream Corner’ and Catherine Mayer, Europe Editor, TIME magazine.
In partnership with Gateway Women.