Last summer I wrote The Baby Question, a blog post about the incessant backlash and judgment I receive about not having children. I know that post rang true for many readers with and without children. As women, yes- I’m calling women out, we judge eachother about having children, not having children, only having one child, having too many children… Seriously, everyone needs to calm down.
Today I heard about a book written by comedienne Jen Kirkman called I Can Barely Take Care of Myself. Awesome title right! In the book she talks about the judgement she endures for being one of a growing number of women who chooses to live child-free. Clearly this is a real issue for women that goes way past Tio Juan’s back yard bbq and I’m glad to see more women are talking it and stepping into the life they choose.
People need to follow their own bliss. Sometimes that includes a life of sleeping in on weekends, sharing pizza with a bulldog and collecting designer sunglasses. Just saying.