March 23, 2023

EP. 155 — The Choice of Parenthood with Ruby Warrington

Author Ruby Warrington joins Jameela this week to discuss her new book Women Without Kids: The Revolutionary Rise of an Unsung Sisterhood. They cover the story around her own choice not to have children, how that choice is often informed not just by independence but by hardship, the ways women’s sexuality has been tied to motherhood, the issue of “regrets”, the ways we can extend maternal care to the people in our lives, and more.

 

Check out Ruby’s newest book – Women Without Kids – wherever books are sold.

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Transcript

  Jameela Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. I hope you’re well and I hope you’re still listening even after you’ve seen the title. I hope that you know that this episode is incredibly inclusive to lots of different people, even if it might not seem so at first. We are interviewing Ruby Warrington this week, who is a British born author, editor, podcaster and the founder of Numinous Books, and she has a new book out called Women Without Kids The Revolutionary Rise of an Unsung Sisterhood. And it’s very, very good. And she’s very, very cool. However, we are in this conversation and she in this book, we’re not just talking about people who don’t want to have children or people who can’t have children, or people who feel too traumatized by their childhoods to have children or people who aren’t financially ready or they don’t have the help. I personally don’t hav

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