Gateway Women: Childless & Childfree Women Role Models

Women without children (NoMos) are invisible in popular culture - we're missing from TV, films, radio, novels and women's magazines... apart from distorted and outdated stereotypes like 'career woman', 'bitter spinster', 'Bridget Jones', 'evil stepmother' etc. Check out this gallery of women who have been or are 'childless' (not by choice) or 'childfree' (by choice). You have more sisters than you realised! To nominate a woman, email me jody@gateway-women.com | www.gateway-women.com
#nomorolemodel Vicki Robin (1945-) is an American author and social innovator. With her late husband Joe Dominguez, she is the co-author of the international best-seller, "Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence" (1992). An instant  NY Times best seller it is available in 11 languages. She has no children and is still working to change the world #childless

#nomorolemodel Vicki Robin (1945-) is an American author and social innovator. With her late husband Joe Dominguez, she is the co-author of the international best-seller, "Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence" (1992). An instant NY Times best seller it is available in 11 languages. She has no children and is still working to change the world #childless

#nomorolemodel Rachel Maddow (1973-) is an American television host, political commentator, and author. She hosts The Rachel Maddow Show nightly on MSNBC and she was the first openly gay anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the US. Maddow has been with her partner Susan Mikula since 1999.  Maddow has dealt with cyclical depression since puberty. They have no children. #childless #childfree #LGBT

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#nomorolemodel Rachel Maddow (1973-) is an American television host, political commentator, and author. She hosts The Rachel Maddow Show nightly on MSNBC and she was the first openly gay anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the US. Maddow has been with her partner Susan Mikula since 1999. Maddow has dealt with cyclical depression since puberty. They have no children. #childless #childfree #LGBT

#nomorolemodel Elizabeth Mahoney is a British journalist turned baker and the founder of the "The One Mile Bakery' in Cardiff, Wales. She turned to baking after she and her husband remained childless after 8 miscarriages, and to continue her mother's love of baking.

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#nomorolemodel Elizabeth Mahoney is a British journalist turned baker and the founder of the "The One Mile Bakery' in Cardiff, Wales. She turned to baking after she and her husband remained childless after 8 miscarriages, and to continue her mother's love of baking.

#nomorolemodel Lucy Edge is a British author and entrepreneur and founder of Yoga Clicks. Her memoir "Yoga School Dropout" chronicled her unlikely transformation from burnt out corporate to chilled out yoga entrepreneur, whilst her second book "Down Dog Billionaire" is a novel. She is childless after unsuccessful fertility treatments, having met her partner later in life.

#nomorolemodel Lucy Edge is a British author and entrepreneur and founder of Yoga Clicks. Her memoir "Yoga School Dropout" chronicled her unlikely transformation from burnt out corporate to chilled out yoga entrepreneur, whilst her second book "Down Dog Billionaire" is a novel. She is childless after unsuccessful fertility treatments, having met her partner later in life.

#nomorolemodel Norma Kamali (1945-  ) is an American fashion designer based in New York City of Lebanese and Basque Spanish descent. She is best known for the "sleeping bag" coat, garments made from silk parachutes, and versatile multi-use pieces. She was single most of her life, and met her 'soul mate' when she was 65. She has no children. #single #childless #ageingwithoutchildren #rolemodel

Dispelling Beauty Myths - Fashion Designer Norma Kamali Explains the Biggest Difference Between Being 21 and 71

#nomorolemodel Norma Kamali (1945- ) is an American fashion designer based in New York City of Lebanese and Basque Spanish descent. She is best known for the "sleeping bag" coat, garments made from silk parachutes, and versatile multi-use pieces. She was single most of her life, and met her 'soul mate' when she was 65. She has no children. #single #childless #ageingwithoutchildren #rolemodel

#nomorolemodel Myrianne Bolduc is childless due to endometriosis. She and her husband stopped fertility treatments after 2 years, and have chosen to devote themselves to travel and other renovation projects to recover. Myrianne is passionate about her new job as an event coordinator in the Quebec City area. She was interviewed for the www.femmesansenfant.com French Canadian website. Thanks to @Catherine-Emmanuelle Delisle for sharing her 'real life' role models with us.

#nomorolemodel Myrianne Bolduc is childless due to endometriosis. She and her husband stopped fertility treatments after 2 years, and have chosen to devote themselves to travel and other renovation projects to recover. Myrianne is passionate about her new job as an event coordinator in the Quebec City area. She was interviewed for the www.femmesansenfant.com French Canadian website. Thanks to @Catherine-Emmanuelle Delisle for sharing her 'real life' role models with us.

#nomorolemodel Hope Bourne (1920-2010) was a British writer and naturalist. At 52,  heartbroken when the man she loved married another, she chose to live alone and fend for herself in a remote valley on Exmoor. “For money, you sell the hours and the days of your life, which are the only true wealth you have,” she wrote. “You sell the sunshine, the dawn and the dusk, the moon and the stars, the wind and the rain, the green fields and the flowers... You sell health and joy and freedom.”

#nomorolemodel Hope Bourne (1920-2010) was a British writer and naturalist. At 52, heartbroken when the man she loved married another, she chose to live alone and fend for herself in a remote valley on Exmoor. “For money, you sell the hours and the days of your life, which are the only true wealth you have,” she wrote. “You sell the sunshine, the dawn and the dusk, the moon and the stars, the wind and the rain, the green fields and the flowers... You sell health and joy and freedom.”

#nomorolemodel Lisa Snowdon (1970) is a British model. In 2016, as part of the TV Show "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here" she said of her childlessness that ‘It’s a weird one because it’s so hard. I left it kind of late. I didn’t find anybody that I wanted to actually be with and I didn’t want to have kids to just have kids'.

Women are having FEWER children and it's more common to have none

#nomorolemodel Lisa Snowdon (1970) is a British model. In 2016, as part of the TV Show "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here" she said of her childlessness that ‘It’s a weird one because it’s so hard. I left it kind of late. I didn’t find anybody that I wanted to actually be with and I didn’t want to have kids to just have kids'.

#nomorolemodel Dr Sharon Blackie is a writer, a psychologist who has specialised both in neuroscience and narrative, and a mythologist with a specialisation in Celtic Studies. She is the author of the novel 'The Long Delirious Burning Blue' and the non-fiction title "If Women Rose Rooted" about women in Celtic mythology. She lives in Ireland with her husband and has no children.

#nomorolemodel Dr Sharon Blackie is a writer, a psychologist who has specialised both in neuroscience and narrative, and a mythologist with a specialisation in Celtic Studies. She is the author of the novel 'The Long Delirious Burning Blue' and the non-fiction title "If Women Rose Rooted" about women in Celtic mythology. She lives in Ireland with her husband and has no children.

#nomorolemodel Alison Wolfe on the Music That Made Her

#nomorolemodel Alison Wolfe on the Music That Made Her

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