The Motherhood Choice

In 2015, I started to seriously research and investigate my own feelings about whether I wanted to be a mother. Narratives everywhere were telling me I’d worked too hard on my career and my body; that feminists everywhere had sacrificed so much to save me from such tolls: I should undoubtedly embrace the child-free lifestyle. However, coming from a family of five headed by perhaps the most maternal mother earth has ever created, I couldn’t possibly decide without committing to at least a year’s worth of soul-searching.

I was frequently frustrated at the lack of objective support out there. Many who are passionate on the subject have taken a firm stance on either side of the fence, and I felt I I was left hanging in the middle, understanding everybody’s motives and joys, but not quite knowing where I fit in.

I set up The Motherhood Choice to create a home for women where we can share our experiences and learn from each other.If you would like to contribute to the website or channel, please contact me. I look forward to hearing your stories and thoughts, whether you’re child-free, a mum, or just as undecided as I once was.

We’re so lucky we get to have this choice; but I really believe that we need to fight politically, socially and culturally to ensure it’s a ‘free’ one.

You can get a fuller idea of how speaking to other women changed the direction of this project on my YouTube channel.

The Fatherhood Choice

My Journey (to my The Motherhood Choice blog)

Investigating Motherhood in Films, TV and books