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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 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 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 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 …

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: …