Childfree Portrait Project — Call For Subjects

by Zoë Noble

Zoë Noble, Photographer

Hey all!

I am doing an ongoing portrait series about women who choose not to have children, and I would like to invite you to share your story with me.

I’d love to hear from women who have always known they didn’t want kids, and from those of you who have decided more recently. I want to know what brought you to this decision, whether that’s the experiences or events of your life, ethics or beliefs that you hold dear, or just the knowledge that motherhood isn’t for you. I’d like to learn about your life, about how you choose to spend your time, and about the passions you’re free to pursue as a childfree woman. I believe that everyone has a story to tell, and I want to hear yours.

For this project I have three main goals. I want to shine a spotlight on childfree women, who are elsewhere overlooked or judged for their choices. I want to explore the issues faced by these women, and the issues that have led them to their decision. And, in doing so, I want to help to remove the stigma often attached to women who don’t plan to have kids.

As a childfree woman myself, I believe that people who choose not to have children are no different from people who choose to have them. Through my Childfree portrait series, I want to show that women who have made this decision are normal, vital and can lead lives just as fulfilling as any mother’s.Through a sensitive interview, accompanied by flattering photography, I promise to do justice to your story.

How you can help:

  1. If you fit this description, please consider being part of this project. I’m a professional photographer and a sympathetic ear, so trust me — I’ll make you look good! Just apply using this form.
  2. If you know someone who’s decided to remain childfree, and might be interested in talking to me, just forward this to them. If they’re interested, please ask them to apply using this form.

From there, I’ll reach out to schedule a Skype interview and a photoshoot in your home, or wherever you feel most comfortable.

It would be amazing if you could share this far and wide. I know there are lots of women out there who are living their best lives without children, and I appreciate your help in reaching them. This topic is near and dear to me, so thanks for taking the time to read and share this.

Thanks a lot!

Zoë Noble