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Revolutionizing Your Single Holidays (aka ‘the festive season’), a free GW Masterclass with Jody Day, Shani Silver, Sasha Cagen, Yael Wolfe & Nicola Slawson


The holiday season, from Halloween right through till New Year’s Eve, can sometimes feel like a special kind of hell for single women without children… but what if they didn’t have to be? What if you could craft your own way to celebrate in a way that works for you? If you’d like to explore this radical thought then watch this amazing webinar, filmed in 2021 with me, Jody Day, and my four arse-kicking, taboo-busting single writers, podcasters, artists, coaches and thinkers for this amazing Gateway Women Masterclass on ‘Revolutionizing the Single Holidays’.

Recorded live on Saturday 11th December 2021. To sign up to future GW Masterclasses click here. To watch previous ones, click here.

HOSTED BY: JODY DAY (Ireland): the founder of Gateway Women and the author of Living the Life Unexpected: How to Find Hope, Meaning and a Fulfilling Future Without Children and in Digital Woman of the Year 2021 (2nd Place). Chosen as one of the BBC’s 100 Women in 2013, she’s a global thought leader on female involuntary childlessness, an integrative psychotherapist, a TEDx speaker, a social entrepreneur, a founding and former board member at Ageing Well Without Children, a former Fellow in Social Innovation at Cambridge Judge Business School and a current World Childless Week Ambassador and Advisor at the New Legacy Institute.  A life-long Londoner, she is now a ‘blow-in’ in rural Ireland where she is working on a new book and developing her Gateway  Elderwomen project. Instagram @gatewaywomen and @ApprenticeCrone. Twitter @gatewaywomen or within the Lighthouse Women Membership Community on MightyNeworks.

SHANI SILVER (US) is a writer and podcaster and the author of the recently published A Single Revolution: Don’t Make a Match, Light One offering her own, hard-won call for single women to liberate themselves from the shame and sadness of singleness and reclaim their lives. She’s the host of A Single Serving Podcast and a humor essayist focused on changing the negative narratives around being single. Shani’s work helps singles hold two truths simultaneously: that relationships can be fantastic and that single women don’t deserve to be miserable in the meantime. You can connect with Shani on Twitter & Instagram and support her writing on Medium. Shani is childfree by choice and very empathic to those for whom childlessness was not a choice, as you can hear when she interviewed Jody on the single & childless experience for her Single Serving Podcast. Shani’s website (pronounced Shay-nee) is

NICOLA SLAWSON (UK) is a British freelance journalist (often with bylines in The Guardian) writer & speaker. She is the founder of the award-winning newsletter ‘The Single Supplement ‘because single women deserve a newsletter of their own’. At 37 and still hopeful of one day becoming a mother, each week Nicola interviews inspiring single women around the world, explores the challenges she faces in her own life as a single, renting, unpartnered woman in Britain today and shares news you can use from all over the single world. A powerful and relatable voice for single women of all ages, Nicola can be found on Instagram @nicola_slawson and @thesinglesupplement and on Twitter @Nicola_Slawson

SASHA CAGEN (US) is the author of Quirkyalone: A Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics (HarperCollins), a landmark book putting a new twist on being a discerning single that got attention everywhere; in fact her books and coaching have been featured in 100+ media outlets in the US and internationally! Sasha works as a life coach helping people who are drawn to the quirkyalone philosophy of not settling in life or love. Sasha’s current focus is helping women connect to their power and self-worth through their bodies and sensuality, in particular through the body-mind methodology she has developed called ‘pussywalking.’ Sasha was ambivalent about motherhood and is now happily childfree and before the pandemic was living in Buenos Aires, learning and teaching tango; she is now based on the US East Coast and finishing up her forthcoming memoir WET. You can connect with her on Instagram @SashaCagen and by subscribing to her newsletter on her website.

YAEL WOLFE (US) is a writer, artist and photographer based on the US West Coast. Her passions are feminism, love, nature and sexually liberated women and she writes about all of these topics with a fierceness that sets the page on fire. She is single and childless-by-circumstance and was also a guest on an earlier GW Masterclass Webinar ‘Childlessness & Sexual Intimacy: the taboo within the taboo’ where she speaks powerfully about the erotic life of single women which you can watch here. You can see her website at, read her amazing articles on Medium and follow her on Instagram @yael.wolfe


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