A Special Sisterhood:Honoring the Influence of Women from History

December 5, 2023
Hosted by Christine Erickson

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Tune in for the first episode in New Legacy Radio's History series! People without children have always existed, and as our demographic grows, it is important to see ourselves reflected throughout history, and to recognize the valued lives and contributions of those who never had children. As our community becomes more visible, thanks to activists, writers, filmmakers, and others, we have an opportunity to celebrate the lives and influences of our community, past and present. On today's show, we will also celebrate the publication of Laura Carroll's new book, "A Special Sisterhood: 100 Fascinating Women From History Who Never Had Children", which is out today! This brilliant book includes brief narratives and illustrations of women from history, who never had children, including a profile from 350 AD! Join us as we delve into the meaningful impact these women have had in the world, who share a bond of not becoming mothers, in their life journeys. We will also discuss current challenges and opportunities for women and our collective community to come together in new ways, inclusive of all the ways we have experienced this life path, and why this matters now.

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New Legacy Radio is a social justice platform about people without children. This space is intended to bring visibility and change to our experiences, to connect with our allies and anyone committed to learning more from our community, which is reaching an estimated one-third of the global population. The show addresses the social, systemic, and structural realities perpetuated by reproductive and relational identity bias. We discuss the impact of pronatalist behavior and policies, through the perspectives of our community and allies, as we work to achieve meaningful change that recognizes the truly diverse, intersectional continuum of our experiences. New Legacy Radio is brought to you by New Legacy Institute (NLI), which is policy institute, focused on the global culture and impact of pronatalism. The Institute’s social justice advocacy serves the growing, global community of people without children. NLI’s mission is to generate constructive change in cultural, organizational, and institutional policies that exhibit biases against people without children.

Christine Erickson

Christine J. Erickson is the founder of New Legacy Institute (NLI), the only institute focused on the global imposition and real-world impact of pronatalist constructs and policy, and the lived experiences of people without children. NLI advocates for equal individual protections across reproductive and relationship experiences (and beyond), as an urgent and foundational change in social policy. Christine is an experienced leadership advisor, entrepreneur, and policy advocate with vast, diverse global experience. She holds an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

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