I identify as childless, meaning that I don’t have any biological children and don’t expect to in this lifetime. I love working with women who also identify as childless, whether involuntarily or ambivalently so or childfree by choice.
As non-moms, or noms as I like to call us, we are often invisibilized by society. We are seen as less important, less valuable, less fulfilled and less happy than parents. This leads to a kind of marginalization called pronatalism, the phenomenon of collectively seeing parents as superior to non-parents.
There is power and relief in doing grief work around childlessness as well as finding alternative ways of leading a full and joyful life.
Gateway Women is a great resource on the topic of childlessness.