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What Life Is Like After You Decide Not To Have Kids

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If you're a girl or a woman who doesn't think she wants to have kids - where are your role models for what your life could look like? 

Portrayals of happy mums are everywhere, but rarely do we see women who choose not to have children shown in a positive light. 

Ten years ago, journalist and editor Farrah Storr decided to be a non-parent. In the years since that decision, she has learned so much about the many ways a woman can live a rich, connected and fulfilling life without having children. And lucky for us, she’s turned her observations into a list of aha moments and beautiful surprises that we can all learn from, whether we are parents or non-parents, and she shares them with Mia Freedman in this episode of No Filter.

You can read Farrah’s substack “Things Worth Knowing” here.

And you can follow her on Instagram here.


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Host: Mia Freedman

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Producers: Kimberley Braddish & Naima Brown

Audio Producer: Leah Porges

Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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