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Childless Creators

Frida Kahlo and one of her many inspiring self portraits

In preparation for a big post I’ve been working on, here are several inspiring images of some of the most amazing people I’ve ever laid eyes on. They have each brought many wonderful things into this world that bespeak something undeniable about the human experience, and yet none of these creative souls were ever parents. This just reminds me that there are so many different ways to breathe life into our world. Stay tuned for more on this topic…

Theodor Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss), who educates and entertains generation after generation of children with his 54 books

Katherine Hepburn played strong female characters in more than 40 major motion pictures

Oprah Winfrey has inspired the world to read, while founding a media empire and opening a leadership school for girls in South Africa

Julia Child is an icon of good housekeeping, yet her home never had children in it

Dolly Parton has written more than 350 songs that have touched people’s lives through their emotional poignancy

Psst: Sources for these lovely images are as follows…Frida Kahlo, Dr. Seuss, Katherine Hepburn, Oprah Winfrey, Julia Child, and Dolly Parton. Are there any other role models you can think of who never had children? Leave a comment.

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  • Reply Laine Griffin April 15, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Julia forever!! <3

    • Reply Jennifer R. Coté April 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm

      Julia really is such an inspiration! When I think about the fact that she didn’t start cooking until she was 32, I feel both in awe and empowered at the same time. What an amazing lady. 😉

  • Reply Gloria August 4, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Just reposted this on my book site. Lovely language and images. Thank you!

    • Reply Coté August 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks so much for reading and re-posting, Gloria!

  • Reply Gloria August 9, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Love this post and have reposted to my new FB page for my book, Human Slices. If you would like me to send you a free print copy of my book, send me your mailing address. I have a few extras and want to send out to childfree women like you. Cheers!

    • Reply Coté August 10, 2012 at 11:16 am

      Thank you so much for the kind words and the sweet offer, Gloria! I’m going to your website right now to check out your book. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Gloria August 9, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Sorry for the goofy double post about my repost!

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