NOT BY ACCIDENT EPISODES
NOT BY ACCIDENT
The two minute teaser for this series about become a single mother by choice, not by accident.
One morning in May 2012, I sleepily peed on an ovulations test stick, and was catapulted into action when the result showed as positive!
Today was the day!
The courage to do this didn't come from nowhere. I want to take you back to start unravelling some of the events that led to this point.
Why did it even occur to my mother to plant the idea of an unconventional family in my head?
MY LOVE LIFE
After I came out, I ventured out into the Sydney lesbian scene. I felt like a 30 year old teenager. It was exciting, terrifying, and it was just the beginning.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE FIRST TRIMESTER
I pack my wheelie suitcase and load my kindle with essential holiday reading: What to Expect When You're Expecting; Choosing Single Motherhood; and of course: My Miserable Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy.
On Friday it's the first scan. Now I don't have to imagine, I can see you! It's time to share my news. I spend the weekend on the phone. 9 hours, 17 calls.
DINOSAURS AND PANCAKES
I am working as hard as ever, determined to prove that I can pull my weight. I’m overcompensating for being pregnant.
LEAVING AND ARRIVING
It’s so hard to say goodbye. I don’t know if I’m coming back and so much of my heart is here. But I cannot wait to go home.
I have launched a fundraising campaign to help keep the series going strong. You can donate through the Australia Cultural Fund until the end of August.
Donations are in Australian dollars (AU$10 = US$7.50 or 5.80 GBP). For Australian taxpayers it’s even tax deductible. If you’d like to support the production of this series, I’ll be hugely grateful! Here’s the link: https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/not-by-accident-podcast/