When I launched the community of Childless Mothers Connect I did not do preliminary search of what else was out there. I just did it! I was thrilled to later discover that I was not alone in my vision to break open this topic for women to share vs. hold, accept vs. deny, to feel worthy as a women vs. worthless without children, and to tap into our infinite energetic reservoir to create meaning in our lives and our own form of legacy.
One woman who is doing an extraordinary job of cracking this wide open in London is Jody Day, founder of Gateway Women, a website and network for women who are childless by circumstance.
Today, I am thrilled to nominate Jody Day as one of our honored CMomA Woman Making a Difference!
Here is a beautiful video of Jody giving a talk about the truly complex issues around being childless. It’s incredibly moving and inspiring to watch.
Jody Day: Biography
Jody Day is a writer and founder of Gateway Women, a website and network she set up in 2011 with the aim of supporting, inspiring and empowering childless-by-circumstance women. Its focus is to end the isolation and create a safe place for women without children to talk about their situation, work through grief and sadness and come out the other side ready to create a “Plan B” for a meaningful and fulfilling life without children. One that ROCKS!
Jody’s book, “Rocking the Life Unexpected: 12 Weeks to Your Plan B for a Meaningful and Fulfiling Life Without Children“, was published in September 2013 and went to #1 on Amazon Kindle on day one! Other ebook versions are available and a paperback is coming very shortly.
In her role as “the voice of the childless generation”, Jody has contributed as a thought-leader to research commissioned by Confused.com and is also collaborating with the Brunel Institute for Aging Studies on their research project into ‘Aging without Children’. Gateway Women is a resource recommended by the Reproductive Medicine Department at the University College Hospital London. Jody was also nominated as a Women’s Champion in 2012 by the Jo Cameron Achiever’s Academy.