Media appearances

I've spoken in the media about childlessness, about my book 'Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness' and mostly about how it absolutely IS possible to find joy even when your biggest dream didn't come true.

Here's a selection of my media appearances.

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I was featured in the May 2019 issue of Yoga Magazine. They published the foreword & Chapter 13 from my book, Finding Joy.

Yoga Magazine

In August 2019 I had an article published in Yoga Magazine called 'How Yin (Yoga) helped me grieve'

You can read the text here.

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In May 2018 I was interviewed by BBC Radio 4 talking about how the lyrics to the song True Colors resonate with me. You can read more and listen here.

In June 2019 I was featured in Femail Magazine describing what it's like to be both childless & parentless.

It's a very thoughtful article & you can read it by clicking on the image.

In April 2019 the Emma Barnett show on BBC Radio 5 Live did a special on IVF. I wasn't able to get into the studio on the day so I recorded a piece for it.
It was called the 5 things I've learned coming to terms with childlessness. You can read more & listen here.

My story was featured in Best Magazine, and we made it to the front cover. It's not often you see the words childless and happy in the same sentence.

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Here's a link to an article I wrote for Happiful Magazine (it starts on page 45), about how everything changed once I realised grief wasn't the enemy and stopped running from it.

A piece for We Are the City answering the question 'Can you be Happy and Childless?'

I was featured on the BBC Radio 4 Documentary 'Drawing the Line: When IVF Doesn't work, and was interviewed for Woman's Hour talking about it.

I did a Facebook Live interview with Ione Butler at Uplifting Content.

in 2018 the Science Museum in London had an exhibition to celebrate 40 years of IVF (IVF: 6 Million Babies Later).

I was very pleased to record an audio for them describing what it's like when it doesn't work.

If you're in any doubt as to whether I've really found my joy, please watch this video of me being interviewed at my book launch party.

I was interviewed by Dr Andrea Pennington, on her Liberate Your Authentic Self Channel

And here are some blogs/book reviews by fellow childless bloggers.

First a video interview and blog by Jody Day at Gateway Women.

Here's an interview I did with Natalie Silverman of The Fertility Podcast. Natalie called it 'Allowing yourself to grieve'

And a zoom chat I had with Stephanie Phillips as part of World Childless Week 2018; Finding Acceptance and Moving Forward.

Here's a conversation I had with Heather Whiffin at MoreToLife.

And here's the link to her review of Finding Joy.

And a guest post including a video interview I had with Lisa Manterfield at Life Without Baby.

We both tried to outrun our grief and learned, the hard way, that it will catch you.

A book review by Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos on Silent Sorority

An audio interview I did with Cathy Broadwell on the Slow Swimmers and Fried Eggs podcast.

A book review by the blogger No Kidding in NZ

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A guest post I wrote for my lovely friend Helen Rebello (who is also one of my storytellers) about my journey connecting to my body.

And a piece on Female First.

I was interviewed by Sheryl Andrews as part of the Authors' Journey series of interviews.

We spoke about my journey to becoming an author and how the writing process has changed me fundamentally.

UK National Radio

UK National Radio

  • What do you do when IVF doesn’t work?
  • How do you decide when to stop?
  • And how do you come to terms with life afterwards?

Drawing the Line when IVF doesn't work
These are the questions I discussed with Charlotte Smith when she and the Producer of Drawing the Line: When IVF Doesn't Work, Anne-Marie Bullock came to my house to record my contribution for the programme.

When I agreed to be interviewed I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, and I couldn’t be happier with it.

The programme is thoughtful and sensitive and you couldn’t fail but to be moved by it.

Woman’s Hour

I was delighted that Woman’s Hour picked up the topic and my husband, Roger and I recorded an interview with Jenni Murray. In it we spoke about how we came to terms with our life afterwards, including how helpful being a member of MTL has been to us.

You can listen to both programmes and read my thoughts here.

UK National Press

We waited until I was 35 before we started trying for children and I didn't realise that my fertility was dropping. That's why I'm backing the campaign for fertility education to be included in schools. My story was featured in this article in the Daily Mail.

A Published Author

I've written for a couple of books, they are:

Hot women Rock: How To discover Your Midlife Entrepreneurial Mojo.’, you can read more here and

365 Moments of Grace which you can read about here.

Articles I've written for other websites

I've written a number of articles to increase awareness. Here they are:

In this post for FabAfter50 I explain how I came to terms with not being able to have children and I explain everyone knows someone like me it's HERE

I wrote a post about Turning Childlessness into a Homeworking Business HERE.

In this post for Amateur Nester  I share how I now have a fulfilling, childless life after failed infertility treatments. it's here


Here's my interview with Viv Oyolu on Dream Corner. Amongst other things we spoke about how men grieve differently and how hard it is to find our place in this family-focused world.

Men and women discussing childlessness. 

I talked to Viv a second time and this time it was a round table discussion with both men and women. I believe it is the first recording of men and women speaking openly about their childlessness. I’m joined by my husband Roger, Teresa Meredith and Robin Hadley. We talk openly about the whole journey from when we started trying to become parents to how different our relationships are now. When you listen you’ll hear,

  • How as a couple our recollections are different (for example why Roger and I decided to stop trying),
  • How we struggled to come to terms with not having our own biological children,
  • What’s different about our relationships now,
  • The surprising challenges childless men face to have contact with children,
  • Our advice to others,
  • And the Blackadder moment!

And here is this ground-breaking discussion.


In my interesting conversation with Civilla Morgan on her Childless not by Choice podcast we discussed my '10-year struggle with childlessness before coming to terms with the fact that I wouldn't have children. How becoming a Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner helped me and how I use what I learned to help others. We also talked about how time heals to some extent, and how I'm now happy with my childlessness. It's HERE

In my conversation with Michelle Marie McGrath on her Unclassified Woman Podcasts we talked about a whole range of topics, including my story, how being in a support group helped me and what the major benefits of my life are now. It's HERE

I was interviewed by my good friend and Business Coach Karen Knott in her series Prime Time Women In Action and here we are.



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