It wasn’t Gloria Gaynor’s choice not to have children but she has accepted it

By Nina Steele Whenever Gloria Gaynor’s name is mentioned, her now world famous song “I will Survive” inevitably comes to mind.… Read the rest

Childless woman dies aged 109

By Nina Steele I wrote about this lady just over two years ago. My mother informed me of her passing some days ago. She has lived in the same neighbourhood as my mother for decades.… Read the rest

Book review: No Thanks: Black, Female and Living in the Martyr-Free Zone – by Keturah Kendrick

By Nina Steele Keturah Kendrick’s book is a collection of stories on the pressure black women often face for having the audacity to choose a path that does not include marriage nor children.… Read the rest

When a relationship gets to where you want it to be, it makes the whole struggle of getting there worth it

By Nina Steele My husband and I have been together since the year 2000, and boy have we come a long way since! I look back at our life and marvel at how much we have both grown.… Read the rest

Relying heavily on other people for your own happiness is never a good idea

By Nina Steele In a recent piece in the agony aunt section of the Guardian, a 40-year-old single woman asked for advice on dealing with being abruptly dumped by a lesbian couple she had been friends with.… Read the rest

Woman who was still a virgin in her 50s says she has now found happiness and has made peace with being childless not by choice

By Nina Steele The story of Maria-Louise Warne, which she shared in the Daily Mail, is remarkable, not only because in a world where sex seems to be everywhere, she remained a virgin until her early 50s, but even more so, because, as implausible as it may sound, she was married twice during those years of being a virgin.… Read the rest

The length some women will go to in order to keep a man can be disturbing

By Nina Steele When you think you’ve heard it all, and that nothing can possibly shock you, comes a story to prove you wrong.… Read the rest

A relationship based on true love will overcome any obstacle, no matter what that is

By Nina Steele My husband and I met a couple for drinks recently. It was our first time meeting them and we clicked instantly. It helped that like us, they are also childfree and have strong views on the subject.… Read the rest

Having the end of your marriage played out in public must be devastating particularly if it wasn’t your decision to end it

By Nina Steele Reading about Lisa Armstrong still wearing her wedding ring over 5 months after Ant McPartlin asked for a divorce, is sad to say the least.… Read the rest

If a man tells you he doesn’t want children, don’t stay with him hoping he will change his mind

By Nina Steele No sooner had the announcement been made that John Cena and Nikki Bella were ending their 6 year relationship than speculations started about who is to blame.… Read the rest

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