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Free talk for International Women’s Day (8 March) “Introducing the Nomos”

Roy Lichtenstein pop art image: I cant believe it I forgot to have children - childless, childfree, infertility, gateway women, jody dayIntroducing 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

Places are free but numbers are limited.
For reservations please click here.


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 - Founder of Gateway Women - www.gateway-women.comJody 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 @hubwestminster
Tubes: Picadilly (2 mins); Charing Cross (5 mins) Leicester Square (5 mins)

Tickets are free but numbers are strictly limited
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6 Comments on Free talk for International Women’s Day (8 March) “Introducing the Nomos”

  1. Bad typing. I pads are not all they are cracked up to be. My diagnosis was premature ovarian failure. The doctors handled it badly, my husband handled it by ignoring my pain and he left me with no choice but to leave. I will never forgive him for his shocking behaviour and hurtful words to me.

  2. If I lived there…I’d be there for sure! Sounds like an awesome event. Hope you have a wonderful turnout and that you reach many!!!

    • Thanks CiCi
      Recent interview with me is whizzing round the world so lots of new women who thought “it was only them” now know they are not alone.
      Sending you a hug from England
      Jody x

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