Aging without children isn’t always a choice, and this week we speak with 67-year-old Heather who surprises us with a story she hasn’t shared with anyone. It’s a big story and we are honoured to have her share it. Heather hopes her story helps other women share.
Stats: We investigate advocacy for the aging childless and childfree population in Australia and New Zealand. There’s plenty of room for improvement.
In Shit that Comes up on My Feed we share a must read Facebook page that flips sexism on its ass.
Question of the Week: Have you talked about your experience, with other people, about not having children? What was the reception to your conversation?
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List of resources and articles we referenced in the episode:
Aging Advocacy in New Zealand:
Aging Advocacy in Australia – My Aged Care: https://bit.ly/2TKipTO
Aging without Children Advocacy in the UK: https://bit.ly/3jT95HZ
Australian Aging Agenda: https://bit.ly/3oOeZxz
Older Women’s Expectations of Care, Reciprocity, and Government Support in Australia. ‘Am I Not Worthy?’ https://bit.ly/3mIWysr
Man Who Has it All: https://www.facebook.com/MANWHOHASITALL