Seeing how it is Women’s History month, let’s give a nod to some awesome childfree women of history.
Starting with the subject of Molley Peacock’s most recent biography of artist Mary Delaney, others include:
Amelia Earhart, Annie Sullivan , Karen Blixen…
Ann Bancroft (polar explorer, not the actress)
Queen Elizabeth I
Simone de Beauvoir
Susan B. Anthony
What other childfree women of history can you think of?
Who are childfree women alive today you think will one day be on this list?
Oh yeah she is a definite “will be on the list!”
Betty White! Besides her numerous talents and the joy she has brought to people, she is also an animal lover and an advocate for their well-being. Pretty amazing childfree lady.
Betty White indeed!
(So glad you mentioned Alice Paul. Too many forget her and her important contributions to women.)
Great list! Thanks for posting!
We should include Debbie Gibson, the late-1980s teen pop star and, later, Broadway actress whose career continues to thrive in large part because she has been childfree. She turned 40 about 6 months ago and still looks fantastic!
Excellent addition–Wow I just went to her site, and you are so right!
I would add the beautiful and intelligent silent film icon Louise Brooks. She jokingly referred to herself as ‘Barren Brooks’.
Hellen Mirren! 🙂 I admire her, think she’s an amazingly good actress, and a very strong woman.
Mirren is definitely on my list of who should be on the CF Women in History! She has been outspoken about not wanting to include the role of motherhood in her life, which is more than we can say about other cf celebs…and of course, What a Talent! Thanks~