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A podcast for women (and even men) with an honest voice about the realities of living without children. It is my mission to provide a platform for this global group, to create a supportive environment & community for the Childless and Childfree to share our stories and experiences.(un)Ripe is a vibrant, supportive community hosted by me, Jo Vraca. Each fortnight, I speak with women and men, counsellors, spinsters, hypnotherapists, journalists, authors, women who are in the middle of grief, or who have come through it and are living unexpectedly fabulous lives.I'll help you share your story so we can build advocacy, and find our purpose and meaning when it is not defined by for us through the role of motherhood. I'm on a mission! Join me, as I look to our past, our present and our futures with a global array of special guests so we can change the narrative about childless and childfree life and embrace our lives without children.

unRipe - Learning to Embrace the Childless Life Jo Vraca

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

A podcast for women (and even men) with an honest voice about the realities of living without children. It is my mission to provide a platform for this global group, to create a supportive environment & community for the Childless and Childfree to share our stories and experiences.(un)Ripe is a vibrant, supportive community hosted by me, Jo Vraca. Each fortnight, I speak with women and men, counsellors, spinsters, hypnotherapists, journalists, authors, women who are in the middle of grief, or who have come through it and are living unexpectedly fabulous lives.I'll help you share your story so we can build advocacy, and find our purpose and meaning when it is not defined by for us through the role of motherhood. I'm on a mission! Join me, as I look to our past, our present and our futures with a global array of special guests so we can change the narrative about childless and childfree life and embrace our lives without children.

    Say What? Vanilla - Cake, Princesses and Bondage

    Say What? Vanilla - Cake, Princesses and Bondage

    I have a little surprise. Today I'm bringing you the first full episode of my new show, "Say What The Podcast", for word nerds and history geeks. Enjoy!

    Come and hang out on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/saywhatthepodcast

    You can follow for free on your favourite listening app HERE
    Please share and leave us a review on your favourite podcast app including Apple - it makes it easier for others to find the us.

    Sound engineering and original music by Jeff Willis. You can find his tunes on Spotify and iTunes

    • 12 min
    Happy Anniversary! Say What?

    Happy Anniversary! Say What?

    It's unRipe's 1st Birthday! And I have a little surprise. Today I'm bringing you a taste of my new show, "Say What The Podcast", for word nerds and history geeks. Enjoy!

    Come and hang out on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/saywhatthepodcast

    You can follow for free on your favourite listening app HERE
    Please share and leave us a review on your favourite podcast app including Apple - it makes it easier for others to find the us.

    Sound engineering and original music by Jeff Willis. You can find his tunes on Spotify and iTunes

    Produced by Jo Vraca

    • 6 min
    Jeff and I Answer Your Questions - What's Our Childless Life Look Like?

    Jeff and I Answer Your Questions - What's Our Childless Life Look Like?

    In Part 2, Jeff (my husband) and I answer your questions about how we live our lives as a childless couple. Like, what brings us joy? How have we managed not to get divorced? Do we actually work together every day? What happened to our friends when they had kids? And, what does the future look like?

    Join the Conversation:
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/unripepodcast
    Private Group: @unripecommunitygroup – https://www.facebook.com/groups/unripecommunitygroup
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/unripecommunity

    Please share and leave us a review on your favourite podcast app including: Apple and Spotify
    Or find your favourite listening app HERE

    Sound engineering and original music by Jeff Willis. You can find his tunes on Spotify and iTunes

    Produced by Jo Vraca

    • 29 min
    Are Childless Women Selfish (Hint: No) - I ask Sarah Roberts

    Are Childless Women Selfish (Hint: No) - I ask Sarah Roberts

    I got really curious about some of the things that we childless women are told, like how we’re selfish, we don’t know what true love is unless we’ve had a baby, and so on. Some people in the childless community refer to these as “bingos”. What are bingos?

    Well think of it this way – if you’ve played bingo, you’ll know that you get a card, and when a number is called – Legs 11!!! – you mark off that number on the card. It’s a kind way of making light of the shit we hear from others.

    So I asked my friend, Sarah Roberts, herself a childless woman and a counsellor, about whether there’s actually any truth to these bingos. Are childless women actually selfish?

    This is Part 1 of my chat with Sarah.

    Join the Conversation:
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/unripepodcast
    Private Group: @unripecommunitygroup – https://www.facebook.com/groups/unripecommunitygroup
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/unripecommunity

    If you are looking for a counsellor who has empathy and understands our experience in all its many forms, I cannot recommend Sarah enough. You can find her by heading over to www.theemptycradle.com

    Please share and leave us a review on your favourite podcast app including: Apple and Spotify
    Or find your favourite listening app HERE

    Sound engineering and original music by Jeff Willis. You can find his tunes on Spotify and iTunes

    Produced by Jo Vraca

    • 36 min
    When infertility hits home - My Story of childlessness, IVF + My Husband Speaks!

    When infertility hits home - My Story of childlessness, IVF + My Husband Speaks!

    In Part 1 of 2, I tell you my story and how came to be (happily) childless after infertility. Plus, my husband, Jeff, who is also the sound engineer for the show, talks about his life in the States, and how he sees our childless life. I learn a few new things about him, after almost 28 years and I tell about the moment he broke my heart at the end of our IVF and fertility journey.

    Join the Conversation:
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/unripepodcast
    Private Group: @unripecommunitygroup – https://www.facebook.com/groups/unripecommunitygroup
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/unripecommunity

    Please share and leave us a review on your favourite podcast app including: Apple and Spotify
    Or find your favourite listening app HERE

    Sound engineering and original music by Jeff Willis. You can find his tunes on Spotify and iTunes

    Produced by Jo Vraca

    • 32 min
    Can a little bit of Kink Fix Our Post Infertility Love Life?

    Can a little bit of Kink Fix Our Post Infertility Love Life?

    In the childless and childfree community, we talk about building a community with adults, where we’re not always surrounded by babies, kids, pregnant women and people talking about their kids. And it’s not just the childfree who are looking for a reprieve. Even us childless folk talk about adult only spaces – like planes, restaurants, resorts, you get it. 
    What If I told you there is a perfect adult only space, a real community where nobody brings their kids, it’s unlikely there will be any pregnant women, and, actually, nobody talks about their kids at all?
    What if I told you that these communities could be found everywhere. In your neighbourhood. Maybe even your street. 
    Would that group pique your curiosity? I mean, an adult only space where kids are pretty much never mentioned? Would you want to join that group?
    In this episode, I speak with Joy Sharp, originally from Israel, about her 9 IVF cycles, divorce and her rebirth as a rope master in the Kink community.
    You can find our more about the kink community over at fetlife.com
    Listen to Joy's Podcast, Transcendental Kink HERE
    Join the "Friends with Benefits" Group HERE
    You can find our more about the kink community over at fetlife.com
    Join the Conversation:
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/unripecommunity
    Private Group: @unripecommunitygroup – https://www.facebook.com/groups/unripecommunitygroup
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/unripecommunity

    Please share and leave us a review on your favourite podcast app including: Apple and Spotify
    Or find your favourite listening app HERE

    Sound engineering and original music by Jeff Willis. You can find his tunes on Spotify and iTunes

    Produced by Jo Vraca

    • 30 min

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