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“Women are not raised to believe that having children is a choice”

— Lauren

 

“Am I allowed to just be myself? That is the ultimate question. Am I allowed to pick my life? Do I have to justify it to you?” 

– Chanel

Welcome!

My name is Therese Shechter and I'm making a documentary about choosing not to have children in a culture where motherhood feels mandatory. We're currently shooting and fundraising.
This is the third film in a trilogy about women and identity, which includes I Was A Teenage Feminist and How To Lose Your Virginity. Learn More →

We now have one of these mugs in our office! 

We now have one of these mugs in our office! 

Share your story:

Do you have an interesting story about making the choice to be childfree? Do you want to share it as part of our story collection, either in print or as a video selfie?  Share Your Story →

“Not having kids is one of the only things you can be called selfish for...for something you do not want.”

— Anne

Barbie's having a baby!!

Barbie's having a baby!!

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You can find more information about the film and our creative team (both human and feline). Learn how you can support the project as we shoot interviews all over North America. Get involved with our Facebook Community, take the Childfree Survey, and check out and contribute to our growing list of Resources

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“You could list any number of achievements and someone will think you're not fully accomplished if you don't have a child.”

— blair