Podcasts, Appearances, and Mentions

Passionate about childfree issues and women’s history, I’m grateful to have been invited to discuss those two subjects on the following podcasts: Galentine’s Day Trivia – Co-host February 2023 For this year’s Galentine’s Day, I had the honor to co-host a trivia game about famous childfree and childless women for Lighthouse Women, an online communityContinue reading “Podcasts, Appearances, and Mentions”

The Importance of Identifying Childfree and Childless Women Through History

When I started this project, over two years ago, I wanted to see how many women without children I could find. I wanted to get a sense of how prevalent (or not) it might have been in the past not to marry and/or not to have children. Until the 20th century, most women who hadContinue reading “The Importance of Identifying Childfree and Childless Women Through History”

Women’s History Month – History Books Written by Women

According to a 2016 study, over 75% of recent history books were written by men, about men. Having spent the last few years looking through different history books in search of the stories of single women with no children, I can now estimate that over 80% of the books and articles that I have read andContinue reading “Women’s History Month – History Books Written by Women”

Researching Single Women’s History – First Steps

Starting the research on the history of single women with history books that include the keywords “single” or “spinster” in the title

Why I’m writing about single women through history

Through the words of well-spoken single women and advocates, such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Rebecca Traister, Tracee Ellis Ross, Bella DePaulo, Oprah Winfrey, Glynnis MacNicol, Shonda Rhimes, Gloria Steinem, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Bolick, and Tamron Hall, I explain why I am so interested in telling the stories of women who were unmarried and without children.Continue reading “Why I’m writing about single women through history”