As Told By Childless Women is an oral history podcast series, hosted Jobi Tyson that shatters the often sidelined topic of female childlessness.
Each episode will be a thought provoking, curiosity-fueled one-on-one interview with a childless woman featuring a collections of stories of involuntary childlessness.
In this episode, Erin does not hold back from sharing her own truth about the mysterious and complex psychosomatic disorder, while revealing the shocking reason her illness led to circumstantial childlessness. Click here to watch full episode.
In this episode, Charlotte Bishop opens up about her rare congenital disorder, while revealing her surprising discovery of a missing and underdeveloped reproductive system and her life-changing decision with dilated therapy. Click here to watch full episode.
In this episode, Emily discusses the effects of premature birth — breaking down how being born 3 weeks early, a mere 3 pounds led to underdevelopment, multiple surgeries and reproductive issues, while later discovering a uterine malformation.
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In this episode, Adina shares her full experience as a childless woman from shocking experiences being stigmatized to multiple health issues to medical procedures to unknowingly early signs of infertility. Click here to watch full episode.
In this episode, Brandi Lytle candidly shares her 10-year infertility journey and its aftereffects, including unwarranted shame, living with severe endometriosis, debilitating pain, and intense side effects from induced medical menopause. Click here to watch full episode.
In this episode, BonnieRuth Rolf shares in her experience that despite of uterine fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, multiple miscarriages, and a life-changing hysterectomy; she was able to dig deep to find content and learn through her 19-year journey resulting in barrenness, that she was a whole woman who was not broken. Click here to watch full episode.
In this episode, Laurie Spellmeyer discusses her frustrating 10-year journey of unexplained infertility before proper diagnosis; she also shares her life-changing experience as a foster parent of over 20 children, while exposing the tedious adoption process. Click here to watch the full episode.
In this episode, Courtney uncovers finding out in her early 30's that she had premature ovarian failure, while revealing her high-risk physical and emotional effects. Click here to watch the full episode.
In this episode of As Told By Childless Women, cancer survivor Tish Smith explains endometrial cancer, while discussing early signs, causes, treatments, and aftereffects. Click here to watch full episode.
In this episode, Mandi Schwab opens up about experiencing multiple miscarriages, early menopause; and she breaks down the IVF process, causes of IVF failure and its heavy toll on physical and mental health. Click here to watch full episode.
In this episode, Life Coach Sadie Tichelaar curiously discusses the highs and ‘often-stigmatized’ lows of being childfree by choice; also despite being confident in her decision, she finds herself undermined by society's inability to separate womanhood and motherhood. Click here to watch full episode.
In this episode, Dayna Mohan talks about her devastating losses, long-term mental and physical effects, and the inner-strength she found to transform pain into power and wounds into wisdom. Click here to watch full episode.
In this episode, Catrina Dupuis candidly discusses the combined infertility diagnoses of both she and her husband, advanced maternal age causing low egg reserve, and the alienation of experiencing infertility. Click here to watch full episode.
In this episode, Kelli Williams reflects on her secret life of infertility in the 90’s and how her heartbreaking experience as a foster parent inadvertently led her to become a foster care advocate. Click here to watch full episode.
Thank you for considering being interviewed on As Told By Childless Women series!
Your voice is important to us, and we want to hear — and share — your story.
Once you’re accepted as a guest on the series, we’ll get you scheduled for a date/time to interview. We’ll email you a link to the interview, which will be recorded in video + audio format. If you have a professional microphone setup, that’s great! If not, your laptop/desktop will be fine.
The interview usually lasts approximately 30-60 minutes. We won’t be recording right when you join the interview. We’ll be checking that all of our equipment is on and working properly, adjusting sounds levels, etc. first. Once that’s all set, we’ll start recording.
Joining the Interview:
Please find a quiet place with good lighting to join the interview. We’ll be recording with one of several possible services such as Zoom. You do NOT need to download it on your computer or login prior to the interview.
Make sure you have the following:
A laptop or desktop with a webcam and mic.
A recent version of Chrome or Firefox.
A strong internet connection. Just like Skype, you must have a strong internet connection for it to work well. If possible, connect to your router with an ethernet cable instead of using WiFi.
If you don’t have a laptop or desktop, then you can join on your phone, but the experience is usually best on a laptop/desktop. On Android, we recommend the Chrome browser. On iOS, you must use Safari.
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