Unclassified Woman is for women who don’t have, or don’t intend to have children, but do intend to create a meaningful life they love. Part myth-busting, part inspirational story sharing, the podcast features fulfilled women, sharing their experiences and insights, while questioning the expectations of women everywhere. I have a dream that one day, women who don’t have biological children – whatever the reason – no longer endure unfair judgments.
My hope for these women, is that their worth as women isn’t measured by their ability to birth children,
but rather by their ability to birth their true desires and contribute their gifts to the world.
When a woman reaches ‘a certain age’ with no children in sight, there usually ensues some intrusive questioning.
Are you infertile? Isn’t that selfish? Who’s going to look after you when you’re old? Why don’t you have kids yet? Are you a ‘career’ woman? Can you imagine ever asking a man if he’s a ‘career’ man?
My intention is that this podcast series is an inspiration for women who are ready to define life on their own terms and focus on their purpose, knowing that biologically giving birth is off their agenda (whatever the reason).
This does not mean that children are not a part of their life. They may have stepchildren, godchildren, beloved nieces and nephews and enjoy the company of their friends’ children. With almost 25% of women over 40 child-free by choice or childless through circumstance, it seems absurd that women still have to justify their decisions or endure pity about why they’re not mothers.
The reality is, as a society we still tend to over-celebrate mothers juggling ‘it all’, and under-celebrate women who, whilst not mothers, have created lives of purpose and service. Rather than simply dream about this better world, I decided to do something about it.
This podcast provides inspiring conversations with women around the globe, who are building lives beyond biological mothering. These women have nuggets of wisdom to share with ALL women.