Would you forgo having children because the future looks too bleak? A growing group of ‘birthstrikers’ have decided just that, speficially declaring “not to bear children due to the severity of the ecological crisis and the current inaction of governing forces in the face of this existential threat”.

It’s clearly the most profound of personal decisions, woven through with complexity and heartache. To understand more about what Birthstrike is – and isn’t – we talk to Alice Brown, long time listener to the ‘babble and, more importantly, prominent Birthstriker.

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