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Season 2 Episode 16: They Wanna be Free, Gay and Happy (and Childfree)

Welcome to Season 2 of the unRipe podcast. In season 2, I’m changing up the format a bit, and I’ll be bringing you rich, diverse stories from both women and men, same sex couples, married, single, defacto, psychologists and natural therapists, alternative practitioners, authors, bloggers, travellers, politicians, musicians and the full gamut of childless and …

Episode 15: 1 in 9 Women – So Why Don’t We Have a Cure Yet?

Recently, Lena Dunham wrote a follow up article for Harpers Magazine about the two years since her hysterectomy after an endometriosis diagnosis. Mina and I discuss about the importance of talking about endo and normalising the conversation. We learn that period pain may be common, but it’s not normal. We also speak to Naturopath and …

Episode 14 – Four Childless Women Walk Into a Bar…

  Four Childless Women Walk Into a Bar… Actually, we’re at my house, which can sometimes look like a bar. And all four of us are childless. Ranging from 34 to 51, we’re all at different stages of our childless journeys. and we all come from very different backgrounds culturally. Obviously you know my Italian …

Episode 10 – What happens after hope? Jody Day tells us!

Known as the Patron Saint of the childless community, Jody Day is a force to be reckoned with. With one book under her belt, a massive, global community of childless women in Gateway Women, a TED Talk, and a nature that is both energising and soothing, Jody is entering, as she calls it, her elderhood. …

Episode 9 – Aging without children – What’s the Plan?

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 …

Episode 7 – What’s your Plan B? How do we find our life purpose now?

When your Plan A doesn’t go as planned, what’s your Plan B? What does our future hold without children? Can we Google the answer? What about Jeeves? We speak to Anne Barratt from Empowering Health about her story after IVF and a hysterectomy. Anne is a healer who employs kinesiology, EFT, counselling, hypnotherapy and a …