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Mum’s not the word: Childless Childfree

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Mum’s not the word: Childless Childfree

By Denise Felkin
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Hardback • 25x17.6cm • 112 pages • 50 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-787113-70-1


£ 19.99 Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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Features

• Nude photographic images representing contemporary issues
• Challenges the motherhood myth, women do not have to be walking wombs
• Female art, women taking control, all-female project with real body shapes and sizes
• It's not simply a case of all women don't want or can't have children
• Statistics show that an increasing number women remain childless, currently around 20% in the UK
• No other book visually represents this aspect of motherhood
• Challenges negative stereotypes: women without children are not selfish, half-women, spinsters, crazy cat ladies or barren.
• Tackles women's issues about infertility, family planning and birth control.
• Deals with environmental issues and sustainability; offers solution to global issues of over-population in the modern age
• Award-winning photography: finalist Sony World Photography Awards 2016, National Open Art 2017, Honorable Mention Julia Margaret Cameron: Women Seen by Women 2018

Description

Mum’s not the word shares stories of birth control, choice, freedom, regret and pain. Could civilisation be guided to acknowledge that it is acceptable to opt out of parenthood and, by so doing, allow humankind to inherit the key to a sustainable future?

Synopsis

A groundbreaking photobook about women without children. The nude images challenge the negative attitudes within society towards women who are not mothers, and the text shares their stories of birth and death, choice, freedom, pain ... and regret.
50 colour images show real nude women in the foetal position: they come from all walks of life – professionals, artists: a few have mental health issues or disabilities; some have fragile relationships with their birth mother; a couple identify as other than heterosexual.
Mum’s not the word debates the social stigmatisation of women, who, by choice, circumstance or, for whatever reason, go against the instinct for childbirth and maternal productivity.

Additional Information

Up to 20% of the female population are childless (UK statistics). The book aims to celebrate these often ignored 'sheroes' as a recognised breed of women.
Award-winning photography and only photobook on the market that contains images of the childless.
Contemporary photography, documenting real un-airbrushed female body shapes, direct quotes and essay from the author.

   

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