Gateway Women (a social group for childless women)
For women who are childless by circumstance. Welcome to your “nomo” (not-mother) tribe in Bristol. We’re a friendly, diverse group of wonderful women with different interests, building connections and friendships, sharing experiences to live full, varied lives. Usually we meet at the Watershed and Severnshed in Bristol. We’re currently meeting online every other Wednesday evening at 8pm and on the first Saturday of every month at 11am. Please message or email the hosts (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get the Zoom link.
20% of women won’t have children for a variety of reasons – not just infertility but also by circumstance (e.g. not meeting the right partner) and many other reasons – see Jody’s 50 ways not be a mother https://gateway-women.com/50-ways-not-to-be-a-mother-with-apologies-to-paul-simon/
We share many challenges/ frustrations as well as freedoms and opportunities in today’s society to enjoy a rich, fulfilling life full of meaning & purpose, adventure, connection, compassion & belonging. Not everyone needs to understand – but you need to find the ones that do and with your sisterhood beside you, we hope that what lies ahead will feel exciting.
Usually there are between 3 and 12 women at our online meetings. If you haven’t come before, it may feel easier to have a short meeting online with two or three of us before you come to the main group. If you would like to do this, please email the hosts (email@example.com).