Recognizing Dimensions of the Global Impact of Pronatalism

August 16, 2022
Hosted by Christine Erickson

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Episode Description

We often discuss the personal aspects of pronatalism, both in the community of people without children and on this show. We also look at how we are impacted in our everyday environments, such as the workplace. What comes to mind when you consider the global impact of pronatalism? In this episode, we will explore the greater dimensions of pronatalism, including social stigma, reproductive autonomy and responsibility, and ecological perspectives. We will also speak to population pressures and the importance of centering discourse around the impact of population. To guide us in this conversation, we are excited to have Nandita Bajaj, the Executive Director of Population Balance with us today! Nandita brings a depth of knowledge, wisdom and compassion as an educator and leading voice on the realities and impact of pronatalism. Please join us to learn more, and share any questions you may have with us, ahead of the show!

New Legacy Radio

Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

New Legacy Radio is a social justice platform to increase the visibility of our collective community, and to discuss the changes we seek around the marginalization and oppression of our diverse community. The show addresses the social, systemic, and structural realities for people without children, and the global impact of pronatalism. We discuss key issues pertaining to DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging) frameworks, workplace equity, public policy and media narratives. This is also a space for allies, Human Resources and DEIB professionals, policymakers and parents to gain greater awareness around the stigma and exclusion experienced by nearly 25% of the global population. Together, we will learn about the personal, professional and global impact of pronatalism for people without children, and the pervasive ways it influences and impacts everyone, within cultures, systems and organizations. Join us in taking action for meaningful change, which includes and benefits us all.

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Christine Erickson

Christine Erickson (she/her) is the founder of New Legacy Institute. The Institute’s purpose is to advocate for change around social realities and policy inequities faced by those who do not have children. Christine is involuntarily childless by circumstance (cxc), and touched on her experiences in her award-winning book, The Mother Within: A Guide to Accepting Your Childless Journey. (2015) A revised edition is forthcoming. Her current writing focuses on the unacknowledged impact of women who are childless/childfree due to circumstances. Christine is dedicated to advancing the diverse narratives and experiences of people without children. She is a staunch advocate of our community’s equitable inclusion and belonging in the workplace, media & entertainment narratives, and making visible the ways in which our community is impacted by culture and policy, and the change we seek. As an executive and entrepreneur, she has lived and worked globally, for the majority of her career. She is an experienced executive coach, leadership educator, and the founder of the Center for Consent-Driven Leadership. She is writing a forthcoming book: Consent-Driven: Rethinking the Culture of Leadership. Christine is an advocate for justice reform in family law and court procedures, involuntary pro se representation, and multifaceted accountability regarding violence against women. She has also consulted on international women’s law and development, gender equity and healthcare access initiatives.

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