Childfree Woman by Karin Rahbek

How to gain respect and acceptance

Welcome to Childfree Woman

I’m Karin Rahbek, the author of the childfree memoir “Do I have to be a mother? – A memoir of love and searching for female identity”.

The purpose of my blog is to give you insight into all the unwanted thoughts and feelings that result from being a childfree woman in a world that considers motherhood to be the most natural part of being a woman.

In other words, I prefer to explain my childfree lifestyle rather than justify and defend it. Simply because it is the best way to show other people that I deserve to be respected and accepted for who I am, not what I am.

This website will be deeply familiar to you who may be in doubt about whether you want to have children, or already know that you do not want to. You will be able to recognize yourself in my portrait and common experiences, and it is my hope that it will help you to deal with social situations where you do not feel as comfortable and certain about your childfree lifestyle as you want to.


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Who is this Childfree Woman?

I am based just outside the capital of Copenhagen, Denmark, with my husband and our beloved fur family consisting of two slightly spoiled feline queens.

It took me about two years to learn to accept that not wanting to become a mother made me feel different in a wrong way. I spend years looking for precisely the book I ended up writing myself. The book describes in a very personal way how I learned to deal with the challenges of myths and prejudices related to living a childfree life.

Read more about my book.

Unclassified Woman Podcast episode 47 Do I have to be a mother with Karin Rahbek

Listen to the episode on Itunes or just click here.


Other ways to connect

This blog is the home of my own writing. When I find inspirational content that is in line with my childfree focus I share it on the following social networks:

Brief updates on Twitter

My favorite visual tool is Pinterest

Get visual updates on Instagram

The Childfree Manifesto discussion page on Facebook

You can also follow me by RSS or just by checking in here at the site.

If you have comments on or questions about my book, you are most welcome to contact me.


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