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Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No

On the eve of Mother’s Day weekend, please join Kate Kaufmann and Jackie Shannon Hollis for an intimate, respectful, and frank conversation about what it means to be childless or childfree in a society that celebrates motherhood as the ultimate expression of female identity. This is a conversation for all of us--non-parents, parents and those as yet unsure--to explore a different path, whether by choice or circumstance, and to recognize the important role we all play in the lives of the children in our world.

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Kate Kaufmann is the author of DO YOU HAVE KIDS? LIFE WHEN THE ANSWER IS NO, in which she explores topics from the shifting meaning of family to what we leave behind when we die. Weaving together wisdom from women ages twenty-four to ninety-one with both her own story and a growing body of research, Kate brings to light alternate routes to lives of meaning, connection, and joy.

Jackie Shannon Hollis is the author of the memoir, THIS PARTICULAR HAPPINESS: A CHILDLESS LOVE STORY.  As a farm girl raised in eastern Oregon, Jackie expected to become a mother someday. But after several failed relationships she met and married a man who didn’t want children. Her debut memoir asks us to consider what we keep and what we abandon to make space for love. 

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Event date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
8836 N. Lombard Street
Portland, OR 97203
Do You Have Kids?: Life When the Answer Is No Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631525810
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Published: She Writes Press - April 2nd, 2019

This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story Cover Image
By Jackie Shannon Hollis, Jody Day (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781942436393
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Published: Forest Avenue Press - October 1st, 2019