Christen Reighter is a published essayist, award-winning performance poet, social-justice advocate, and renowned public speaker, best-known for her viral TEDx talk about living childfree by choice, bodily autonomy, and analyzing roles.
Watch the viral TEDx talk that is helping start the conversation about roles and living Childfree by Choice.
Christen, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience on #ChildfreeChoice. This is something that I personally identify with and have known about myself for as long as I can remember. I have never been able to envision having children like the rest of my friends and I went a long time thinking there was something wrong with me simply because I didn’t see motherhood in my future. I have been judged, questioned, and disrespected by strangers as well as those closest to me. The words, “you’ll change your mind” or “you just haven’t met the right man yet” have haunted me and it was so validating to be reminded that I am not alone.”
—via Facebook message
I saw your presentation at Tedx yesterday. Thank you for presenting such a personal, insightful and thought providing talk. It was a good reminder for me (and I suspect others) to examine the roles that have been imposed on me and that I may impose on others. Really well done.”
–Lee via Facebook