A planned documentary is aiming to look at the lives of people who are child-free by choice, often labeled “selfish” or unnatural even in our enlightened times.
They’ve been scolded by the pope, by pundits, by moralists everywhere–yet they are making a decision that feels conscious and moral.
This film, Therese Shechter’s My So-Called Selfish Life, will give a voice to the people who are actively choosing to live life sans offspring. Watch the trailer below–there’s an Ivanka Trump cameo that may make you laugh out loud. And kick in to its Kickstarter if you want to see more!
Sarah M. Seltzer
Sarah Seltzer, former editor for Kveller, is a writer and editor in New York City. She is a journalist covering culture, activism and gender, most recently as Deputy Editor at culture website Flavorwire.com. Her print and online work has appeared in publications including Poets & Writers, The Forward, Lilith, The Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, The New York Times, Salon, The Nation, The Wall Street Journal, Jezebel, The Hairpin, Refinery29, The Toast, Rolling Stone, and many more. She is a graduate of Harvard University, where she edited The Crimson’s weekend magazine, as well as the MFA in writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her first baby, Mikey, is growing up way too fast and she can objectively report that he is very cute. You can follow her at @sarahmseltzer and reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.