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A woman and her dog on the adventure of a lifetime

By Nina Steele Maryanne Pope has been a source of inspiration for me, ever since we became friends on social media, so much so that she has been featured on this website on more than one occasion.… Read the rest

The story of June Cross is a reminder of how far America has come in terms of interracial relationships

By Nina Steele Documentary filmmaker June Cross , who has no children, was born to a white mother and a black father. The year was 1954.… Read the rest

Homeshare: the scheme helping fight loneliness in old age

By Nina Steele The homeshare scheme seems like the perfect arrangement for both young and old. On the one hand, the old person taking part gets to no longer be alone by renting out their spare room to a younger person, and on the other hand, the younger person gets a far cheaper accommodation than they would otherwise pay for.… Read the rest

Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s legacy lives on 44 years after her death

By Nina Steele Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915 –1973) who was childless, is often referred to as “the Godmother of rock and roll”.… Read the rest

Ashley Judd has chosen the childfree life and is using her resources to help improve the lives of others

By Nina Steele Ashley Judd undoubtedly deserves her spot on the cover of Time Magazine as one of the “silence breakers”. The courage she showed by telling the story of her encounter with disgraced former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in 1997, led to women all over the world coming forward to tell their stories of sexual harassment too.… Read the rest

Jay Leno and his wife Mavis are childless by choice and going strong after 37 years of being husband and wife

By Nina Steele Being married for 37 years is quite an achievement for any couple and even more so, when it is a celebrity marriage.… Read the rest

Miriam Margolyes is known for her plain speaking and her views on children are no exception

By Nina Steele 76 year old actress, Miriam Margolyes, who has no children, is known for being quite outspoken. To say that she is a strong character would be to put it mildly.… Read the rest

Comedian and actress Lynne Koplitz speaks candidly about her choice not to have children

By Nina Steele Lynne Koplitz is 49 and happily childfree. After 22 years of hard graft, her career is finally taking off in a big way.… Read the rest

Why Singer Anastacia is philosophical about not having children

By Nina Steele There is no doubt that Anastacia is a talented singer. That very distinctive and powerful voice means her music easily stands out, which is a feat in itself, considering how crowded the music scene is today.… Read the rest

Dalida: the woman whose immense musical success was only dwarfed by her tragic private life

By Nina Steele Dalida’s rendition of the song ‘Je suis malade’, which translates in English as ‘I am ill’, is haunting and inevitably draws comparison to her life and state of mind at the time.… Read the rest