Christen Reighter is a published essayist, award-winning performance poet, social-justice advocate, and most well-known for her TEDx talk about living childfree by choice, bodily autonomy, and analyzing roles.
“One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn’t want kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (including her doctor) who told her she’d change her mind. In this powerful talk, she shares… Continue reading TEDx Talk
“Thanks for the talk! This is obviously an emotionally charged journey to discuss, even after finally getting it handled. I have a few friends who’ve told me similar stories; the lucky ones who finally found a provider with the basic decency of respecting their bodily autonomy. I know several others who’ve yet to break through.
You’re contributing a great deal of value by sharing this story and building awareness.” –Tamas (via facebook)
“Your speech brought tears to my eyes. I had so many of the same experiences which was frustrating beyond words… The pervasive paternalism and double standard is staggering. In the end I got tired of being belittled and told by doctors that they knew what was best for me better than I did…
…Thank you for telling your story. Hopefully doctors will watch your talk and be enlightened.” –Leeba (via facebook)