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“I Choose not to Have Children” -Taruri Gatere


Have you ever met a woman who has the ability to bear children, but she chooses not to? Well, I have, and I’ve had discussions with them about it. And trust me, their decision to be childless is one that many people, especially in our African community, don’t seem to find favor with. In a society where a woman’s worth is pegged on her ability to bear children (and how many), you can imagine how such women are perceived.

One such woman -Taruri Gatere recently shared her story on Citizen TV and as you can imagine, her decision has ignited lots of debate. Listen to her story in the video below.




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Maryanne W. Waweru is a Kenyan mum raising her two sons in Nairobi. A journalist, Maryanne is passionate about telling stories and hopes that through her writing, her readers learn something new, feel encouraged, inspired, and appreciative of what they have in their lives. Maryanne's writing focuses on motherhood, women and lifestyle. "Telling stories is the only thing I know how to do," she says.


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