Encore 2022 World Childless Week: Community Visibility & Celebration

September 6, 2022
Hosted by Christine Erickson

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Today’s guest is Stephanie Joy Phillips, the founder of World Childless Week. Stephanie is childless not by choice (CNBC) and will share with us her motivation for launching World Childless Week, and the work that she does year-round in the same space. Today we will discuss the focus of this year’s World Childless Week, which both acknowledges and share the stories of those who are childless, and delves into a variety of topics, which directly affect our lives. We will also touch on the need for greater communication and collaboration among the larger community of people without children, which at times must transcend labels and differences, which so intimately define our experiences and diverse journeys. How do we find and honor our differences, while finding our commonalities, for mutual advocacy and benefit? Join is for a detailed conversation about the intentions and topics of World Childless Week, to be held from 12-18 September 2022. Learn who it is for, and how to attend and participate in in a week that acknowledges and celebrate those who are childless. You don’t want to miss this year’s event!

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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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Episode Directory

November 2022

October 2022

September 2022

  • 9/27/2022: Women’s Collective Power: Generational Advocacy & Opportunities Listen Now
  • 9/20/2022: Demographics, Planning & Policy: The Childfree Population Factor Listen Now
  • 9/13/2022: Childfree Communication Challenges & Access to Sterilization Listen Now
  • 9/6/2022: Encore 2022 World Childless Week: Community Visibility & Celebration Listen Now


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