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 could be possible for you? You won’t be surprised to hear that I feel very comfortable saying that they are absolutely true for me. I believe passionately that you can have a fulfilling life when your dream of becoming a mother didn’t come true. And it’s only recently been the case. This is one the reasons why I’m really pleased to be part of this talk at Fertility Fest coming up next month in London. Wednesday 9th May, 7.30pm: There’s More To Life Than Having Children Tickets £10 I’ll be talking about how I came to this place and also my new book Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness; Inspiring Stories to Guide You to a Fulfilling Life. It looks like it will be a special evening, featuring a host of special guests from the childless community including Fertility Fest’s Jessica Hepburn who will be talking about her new book 21 Miles: Swimming in search of the meaning of motherhood; Jody Day of Gateway Women; Stephanie Phillips, Founder of World Childless Week and Nicci Fletcher from the Childless Not By Choice Magazine. I’d love to see you at the talk. I’ll also be there on Saturday, running a quiet room, so do pop in. The talk is part of Fertility Fest 2018 This coming May, Fertility Fest will be back for its … Read moreThere’s More To Life Than Having Children
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