In recent months, the notion of family planning as a means of fighting climate change has emerged from the eco-warrior fringe and entered the mainstream public conversation.
One post BirthStrike post shared the following:
“For several months after her daughter was born in 1991, Lori Day had terrifying anxiety dreams about failing to protect her baby. Decades later, the recurring nightmares about her daughter’s safety have returned, triggered by the prospect of catastrophic climate change”, said Day, 56, an educational consultant in Newburyport, Mass.
Though Day used to yearn for grandchildren, she wrote to the BirthStrike group page on Facebook that her environmental concern has grown, and she is now relieved that her daughter does not plan to become a parent. “I would be worried sick,” Day said. “It would haunt me.”
Are you planning a family? Do you believe that climate change is one more thing to worry about as a potential mother, grandmother? If yes, that one more thing becomes one more thing to add to your list of what? A ticking biological clock? Fertility issues? Genetic challenges? Addiction? Marriage? Cancer? Heart disease? Gender issues?
Yeah, we as women “got it going on” in the space called worry.
So, let’s zoom out or in depending on your perspective lens and reflect, maybe restore, or reposition our thoughts if not behaviors with someone who knows, who lives up close and personal with the vulnerabilities women wear and how they manifest physically, mentally, and emotionally.
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You are not your circumstances.
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