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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 11 – Millennials Ask: Is it Immoral to have babies?

Within the next couple of decades, the number of households without children is set to outnumber the number with children, through the idea of the “traditional family” on it head. In my latest episode, I speak to Sharon Green, writer, editor and co-founder of She Defined, an Australian publication that tackles the challenges that face …

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 8 – Periods. What are they good for, anyway?

What is the point of having a period when you can’t or don’t intend to have children? In this episode, Jo and her guest host go deep and get super personal all about periods. They speak to members of the community to find out what periods mean to them.  From 67-year-old guest Heather on who …

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 …

Episode 4 – On family events when you don’t have kids

Let’s talk about our families. We’re going to talk about families and the relationships we have with them as childless adults. What are those family occasions that hurt because we’re childless at events that focus on families and children? (Please excuse the sound in parts of this episode. We had a few tech issues!) Statistics: …