Women you know today, with stories like yours.
“It was not my destiny, I kept thinking it would be, waiting for it to happen, but it never did, and I didn’t care what people thought. Whenever boring old men went, 'What? No children? Well, you’d better get on with it, old girl', I’d say 'No! Fuck off!'”
-Helen Mirren, British actress
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.”
- Oprah Winfrey, Actress, media executive & philanthropist
“As somebody said, ‘Everybody with a womb doesn’t have to have a child any
more than everybody with vocal cords has to be an opera singer.”
- Gloria Steinem, Feminist, activist & author
“I thought for the longest time that [having children] would be something that just happens. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized it’s not necessarily something that I need or want.
–Daisy Fuentes, Cuban-American TV host, actress & model
“"“I have come to believe there are three sorts of women, when it comes to questions of maternity. There are women who are born to be mothers, women who are born to be aunties, and women who should not be allowed within ten feet of a child. It’s really important to know which category you belong to."
-Elizabeth Gilbert, Author
“The sheer amount of resources being spent right now by press trying to simply
uncover whether or not I am pregnant (for the bajillionth time… but who’s
counting) points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow
incomplete, unsuccessful, or unhappy if they’re not married with children.”
- Jennifer Aniston
“No, I’ve never regretted it. I’m so compulsive about stuff. I know that if I had ever gotten pregnant, of course, that would’ve been my whole focus. But I didn’t choose to have children because I’m focused on my career and I don’t think as compulsive as I am that I could manage both.” - Betty White
“I often think, it just wasn’t meant for me to have kids, so everybody’s kids can be mine.”
- Dolly Parton