Introducing the #Nomos (the not-mothers)
Talk + Q&A with Gateway Women Founder, Jody Day
Thursday 8th March 2012: 17:00-17:45
HubWestminster, 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE
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SPINSTER OLD MAID SELFISH WEIRDO
1 in 5 women are now reaching the menopause without having children – the largest cohort of childless women in the UK since the ‘man drought’ following World War I. Yet our culture’s idea of what these women ‘are for’ is similarly stuck in the past…
Whether a woman has chosen to be ‘childfree’ or finds herself ‘childless by circumstance’, she often finds herself marginalised, misunderstood and misreprensented in our culture.
There have probably never been so many liberated, educated, healthy, intelligent and self-aware 40 and 50 year old women alive at one time and free from bringing up children. One of Gateway Women’s missions is to encourage this powerful group of women to embrace their new identity as #nomos (not-mothers) and as a tribe to act together to make the world a better place for everyone’s children to inherit!
We may not be mums, but we’re here, we care, we count, and we ROCK!
Jody Day (47) is the Founder of Gateway Women. A writer and communications consultant, she holds a certificate in integrative counselling and is a trainee integrative psychotherapist. She spent 15 years hoping for a baby and is a Godmother and Aunt many times over but not a Mother. Now happily post-fertile, and having made the bumpy transition from childless to ‘childfree by circumstance’ she’s created the term #nomos (not-mothers) to identify and celebrate this new tribe of 21st Century women.
Thursday 8 March, 2012: 17:00-17:45
Hub Westminster, First Floor, New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4TE
020 7148 6720 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hubwestminster.net @hubwestminster
Tubes: Picadilly (2 mins); Charing Cross (5 mins) Leicester Square (5 mins)