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Childless couple had both given up on love but fate had other ideas

By Nina Steele I have always been a bit dubious of the saying that ‘you’ll find love when you stop looking’ because it certainly wasn’t my experience and it wasn’t that of most people I know.… Read the rest

The assumptions people make about those without children are often laughable

By Nina Steele A while ago, I met an old friend for drinks. We hadn’t seen each other in years. She is a mother and so our chat inevitably led to children.… Read the rest

I have immense respect for women choosing to do things their way regardless of their environment

By Nina Steele I came across a video on Facebook recently. It was of a woman from Cameroon. She was sharing her experience of being a 31-year-old childless woman in a culture where women her age are expected to be married with children.… Read the rest

Being misunderstood can be frustrating, particularly when it happens too often

By Nina Steele A few days ago, a user posted a thread on the forum about her experience as a childfree woman in her 30s. I have chosen to post it on the main section of the website as well, because some of you will identify with some of the issues she talks about.… Read the rest

Carmen Herrera’s husband didn’t live long enough to see her success. Theirs was a moving love story

By Nina Steele A few years ago, I wrote an article about Carmen Herrera because her story seemed so unique. She is Cuban-American. She was born in Havana on May 31, 1915.… Read the rest

Some people are so at ease with who they are that no one questions their choices

By Nina Steele A man I knew growing up, recently got married. He and his now wife have been together for many years. He is in his 50s and from what I understand, the woman is his age.… Read the rest

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