Hello I’m Lesley Pyne, I’m childless. I am courage, I am peace, I am joy. I am me. I created this image for World Childless Week. We have a campaign to create a gallery of pictures of wonderful people who aren’t defined by being childless and with the hashtag #IAmMe. There’s a whole range of images, some as bold as mine, others with no face or name just the three words. Proudly sharing this image and the wording with the world means a lot to me. If you’d asked me a couple of years ago whether I’d be happy to do so, I’d have thought you were bonkers. But now, it’s okay. The photo was taken a few months ago, along with others for my website and I love to see how happy and joyful I look, and how comfortable I am in my own skin. When you look at the photo, what do you see? I hope it encourages you to say to yourself; ‘yes I want to be like that’. Your words would no doubt be different but I hope seeing my photo inspires you to wonder if you could have this too. And if you’re not yet sure, please don’t dismiss it out of hand, read on to the end and then decide. Four ways I‘ve changed As you know I’ve spent much of the past 18 months writing Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness. And because I wouldn’t ask you to do anything I haven’t done myself, I … Read moreHello, I’m Lesley Pyne, I’m childless
As I started to write I realised this is my 150th blog, so what better time to look back and consider what I’ve learned during the almost 5 ½ years … Read more150 blogs later and it all boils down to one question
On 25th July 2018 IVF is 40; it’s the 40th birthday of Louise Brown, the first IVF baby. Latest figures suggest that at least 6 million babies have been born … Read moreIVF is 40, forgotten voices speaking out.
You know when you commit to something, it all seems exciting and then there comes a moment when you wonder what on earth you’ve just done? This happened to me … Read moreFour things I learned when I showed my true colours.
What happens when you read the headline? Does your body recoil because you can’t possibly believe they could ever apply to you, or do you believe that one day they … Read moreThere’s More To Life Than Having Children