Tuesday 12th April, 2016 is Equal Pay day – the day to raise awareness of the pay discrimination faced by women the world over. It falling on a Tuesday is no accident – each year the date is specifically … Continue reading Today is equal pay day – for all women, mothers and non-mothers alike!
How would 12-year old you have answered this question? How about 27-year old you? This is what @amycao considers in her very first article on Medium. Many of the questions Amy asks will be familiar to this group. When? Why? and of courses there’s the ever … Continue reading Should I have kids?
Yes, yes, yes. We know that not having/wanting/being able to have kids means there is supposedly something fundementally wrong with us. We are constantly being sent this message; it’s why we come here, to this community – for a break from being … Continue reading Damned if you do; Damned if you don’t !
Many of you may have already seen the article from the BBC last week as part of their 100 Women 2015 magazine. ‘Desperate not to have children’ profiles two women, Holly and Nina, and each gives their own personal reasons … Continue reading The trouble with saying you don’t want kids
More and more employers, and nations, are acknowledging that both parents, not just mother’s, should be entitled to leave and a more flexible schedule at the birth or adoption (hat tip to Virgin) of a child. Paternity leave and flexy-time enables working … Continue reading Being childless at work
Knowing that many NAK readers are animal lovers I want to dedicate this post to APOPO and their awesome team of African Giant Pouched Rats ! Now before you all run screaming from the room these are not your ordinary common-garden rats … Continue reading You’re my hero!
How many times have you been asked that question? I want to thank NAK friend Nicole for sharing this wonderful piece from Rebecca Solnit, published in Harper’s Magazine, in which she questions how we approach happiness and the assumption that to be … Continue reading Are you happy?
Kim Cattrall, best known for her role as Samantha in Sex in the City, put the ‘Cattrall’ amongst the pigeons this week (apologies for the pun) when she took over the BBC’s popular Women’s Hour program and shared her views on … Continue reading What does it mean to be a ‘mother’ ?
Those of us that have followed our own destinies rather than the ‘fairytale’ path of becoming mothers and fathers know how hard it can be to lead a ‘non-conventional’ life, and just how frustrating it is to be fed the same old stereotypical … Continue reading Flip the script – The Anti Princesses