I made it my mission to find a suggestion for Olivia's pinterest board
In this research I was reminded that it is actually quite difficult to tell if a woman is childless - in fact it's really only by the absence of a mention of children that you guess that they don't have children.
I really want to suggest Chellis Glendinning. She is an eco-psychologist in the US (well she lives in Bolivia now I think) and I read her book 'My Name is Chellis and I am in Recovery from Western Civilisation' over 15 years ago. It made a lot of sense to me. I still have this quote from the book in my book of quotes (p13,14):
Visualise a distance of one hundred feet: the length of a basketball court plus 6 feet more. Imagine that this distance represents the last 1 million years of existence of the creatures who have become Homo sapiens. Fasten your seatbelts: the last one fifth of an inch of this hundred feet represents the length of time that we have lived in mass technological civilisation, with the assumptions about life and reality that you and I are taught to assume as 'normal'. Not very long and conceivably not very normal.
But I really don't know if she is childfree. There is no mention in anything I've read about her of a husband or children, but while absence is conspicuous it doesn't prove anything, she may just like to keep her private life private. If she is childfree I want her included as she is a bit of a role model for me I guess - but how do I find out??