Is Child-Free for Me?
By Jill Zeligson Brenner & Saira John
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This podcast is meant to be a forum for people who have decided or are in the process of deciding whether or not they want to have children. We hope to create a community to help affirm and validate those who are going through this process.
||ExplicitEpisode 12 - Bill||Our interview with Bill is filled with so many interesting twists and turns that you’ll be on the edge of your seat. He is a thoughtful individual who has formed his opinion on the topic after much time and consideration. Bill is a 50-year-old,...||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 Tammy||Tammy is a 42-year-old, married woman who is a designer for a publishing company. We discovered Tammy through an on-line Meetup group she founded called “Childfree by Choice Couples.” Since Tammy and her husband relocated from Florida to...||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 Sezin||Take a listen to our interview with Sezin. She is a 38-year-old woman who describes herself as a “Wear Your Voice Magazine contributor, HuffPost blogger, feminist, artist, horror novelist, tattoo collector, Frida Kahlo devotee, Third Culture Kid,...||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 - Jul||Talk about getting to the point! Ha! Our Skype guest, Jul, is a 38-year-old, Asian-Indian, never married woman who works in the IT industry and is based in Manhattan. She grew up in Southern India and immigrated to the United States 10 years ago. Jul...||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 - Angelica||Our guest, Angelica Beker, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Austin, Texas. She is 28-years-old and has been in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend. She is the daughter of European immigrants and shares a unique perspective on how...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 - Leslie||Listen to our exciting first Skype interview with Dr. Leslie Carr. She is a 38-year-old, partnered, psychotherapist who is based in San Francisco. She shares her views on having children, marriage and some interesting regional differences...||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 - Lara||Listen to Dr. Lara Latimer as she shares her reproductive story with honesty and a matter-of-fact tone that is unapologetic and self-assured. Lara is a 35-year-old, never-married-currently-dating professional who has had significant early...||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 - Carrie||Carrie is a 44-year-old, married, self described author, athlete, coach, fitness ambassador and RV adventurer. She may be short in stature, standing at only 5’1”, but she is mighty and routinely competes in impressive endurance sports races...||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 - Heidi||Heidi is a 44-year-old, married female with a passion for fitness and professionally supporting injured athletes. She was raised as an only child and realizes that her sensory preferences are for calm and knows she has sensitivities to certain noises...||6/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 - Val||Our interview with Valori is full of laughter and honesty. She is a good friend of ours whom we met six years ago in a local running group. Valori is 41-years old, married and the Director of Strategic Account Management at HomeAway. ...||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 - Jen||Join us as we talk to our friend and colleague, Jen, a 44-year-old, single woman who works as a psychotherapist. Jen is a very intelligent, insightful and open person who was willing to go deep in her exploration for this episode. Jen addresses...||5/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1- Laurel||Join us as we talk to our friend, Laurel, a 37-year-old, divorced, now partnered, woman who is a stylist. Laurel’s first career was as a social worker for Hospice care. Her level of comfort with death stems from a childhood tragedy. Hear how her...||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode: The Backstory||Join good friends and colleagues, Jill Zeligson Brenner and Saira John, as they delve into the secret world of why people choose to not have children. The provocative question of “Is Child-Free For Me?” investigates the underpinnings, inner...||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTeaser Episode||Coming Soon!||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
What a great resource for others choosing not to have children.
This topic is important! I have heard people say they are jealous of DINKS (double income no kids). But the decision is big, heartfelt, and I think many would benefit from experiencing stories in community as they navigate the choice. Thank you two for stepping up and creating a safe place to look at this topic.
Excellent podcast and resource for those considering child-free!
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