As Kylie Minogue Says She’s Accepted She Might Never Be A Mum, We Introduce The Rise Of The ‘Otherhood’
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For Your Mind
Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness
By Melanie Notkin
Melanie Notkin, founder of Savvy Auntie and the author of Otherhood: Modern Women Finding A New Kind of Happiness (Seal Press, 2014), coins the word "otherhood" to define and offer encouragement to a demographic of single women like herself who are childless, but not necessarily by choice.
This week books to mark International Women’s Day.
Otherhood, Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness, Melanie Notkin
We usually think of women who are not mothers as the exception, but Notkin says otherwise: almost 50 per cent of women of child-bearing age in the U.S. are childless. The Canadian-born, New York-based author explores the implications of this “otherhood” issue through anecdote and reportage.
Melanie Notkin wanted love, marriage, and then the proverbial baby carriage — in that order.
By the time she reached her early forties, the entrepreneur and author was still single and appreciated the likelihood that, despite wanting desperately to be a mother, she might never give birth to a child on her own.
Video: Author Melanie Notkin and psychiatrist Janet Taylor discuss the pressure some women face to have kids when they’re past the typical childbearing age. They say womanhood should be defined by who you are as an individual.