"Notkin, author of Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness, will deliver a keynote based on the book. “The myopic view of mother as all women establishes women who don’t have children ...Read More »
"Notkin, author of Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness, will deliver a keynote based on the book. “The myopic view of mother as all women establishes women who don’t have children as the ‘other’ to mother,” she explained. The consequences of this othering are significant: “If we are ‘other’ to mother then we will never live our full authentic lives, because we will always be measured against what society believes to be our potential.” This, according to Notkin, is an important issue feminism has yet to fully address."
I asked Melanie Notkin what she thought of Cattrall’s parenting comments. Notkin, an aunt to six nieces and nephews, is the creator of Savvy Auntie, an online community for PANKS (that’s professional ...Read More »
The large-scale derision of Cattrall’s maternal-ness also lays bare how resentful many still feel toward a 59-year-old woman who opted out of motherhood proper. Childless women are very often still cr...Read More »
PANKs are Professional Aunts, No Kids, and, according to the World Travel Mart Global Trends Report, this is a "key emerging demographic".
The number of PANKs in the United States alone is estimat...Read More »
"Cafés like KitTea might be planning special events for new holidays geared for the burgeoning demographic, like Aunties’ Day on July 26 that was founded by Melanie Notkin to honor and celebrate aunts...Read More »
EPISODE 200: Melanie Notkin, Author of Otherhood and The Savvy Auntie Blog
Click here to listen to the SO MONEY podcast episode #200.
In this day and age, we hear a lot about women balancing it ...Read More »
Listen to the podcast where Melanie Notkin talks about Auntie's Day, Savvy Auntie, Otherhood, and what to say when you parents are worried about your being single.
Did you know there’s a special da...Read More »
Jenny Powers, host of Broadcast: Broads Building Businesses, interviewed Melanie Notkin on the occasion of the upcoming 7th Annual Auntie's Day on Sunday, July 26, to learn more about how she started ...Read More »