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Nina Steele

Nina Steele is a global community for people who either through personal circumstances or by choice, do not have children. The site was created by Nina Steele in 2013. She and her late husband tried and failed to conceive for 9 years. Details of their journey can be found in “Readers’ Stories”.

Having long come to terms with not having children, and living her life happily childfree, Nina feels passionate about empowering other women and men still struggling with their status as non-parents. On this website, you will find lots of articles and personal stories of people without children from all around the world, that are both inspiring and uplifting. The website actively promotes a positive image of people without children, which is ultimately what will help end the stigma everywhere against non-parents.

Nina holds a degree in Business with International Development and worked for Age Concern Kingston (now Staywell), an old people’s charity, for 8 years. Working with the elderly has given Nina an insight into old age, and she can firmly put to bed the myth that not having children means you will automatically end up lonely in old age. This myth is one of the main factors behind the stigma attached to childlessness and could not be further from the truth. In fact, anyone can end up lonely in old age, whether with or without children. Nina’s advice on this issue is to start planning for old age well in advance and that applies to everyone.

Nina is a British citizen of Ivorian descent. Her other passions include spirituality, fitness and world affairs.

Contact Nina to enquire about her speaking at your event: [email protected]


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