We are pleased to announce that we are carrying a new book published by Earth Books. It is available from our website and BookSource: Other Than Mother: Choosing Childlessness with Life in Mind by Kamalamani.

Any woman considering whether or not to become a mother will find invaluable support in this book. Kamalamani explores the issues which face us, both from her own vivid and personal experiences, her Buddhist practice, her heartfelt concern for the future of our planet and her engagement with contemporary studies. It’s a unique, rich, and above all, empathic response to what can be a struggle for many women in search of meaning, fulfilment and identity in their lives. ~ Dharmacharini Maitreyi, Tiratanaloka retreat centre

Choosing to have children is a private decision with global consequences. Other Than Mother explores the decision-making process around not having children. It is in three parts:

  • Part I The Worldly Winds explores the backdrop to deciding whether or not to have children, including the cultural changes brought about by a rise in voluntary/intentional childlessness.
  • Part II A Private Decision with Global Consequences explores the pros and cons in the decision-making process, including ecological and environmental considerations.
  • Part III New Horizons and Baby-sized Projects explores living with the decision.

What a truly beautiful book. Touching on issues close to the heart – stewardship, legacy and interconnectedness – Kamalamani talks of birthing of another kind. ~ Polly Higgins, International Ecocide law advocate, CEO of Earth Community Trust. Author of Eradicating Ecocide and Earth is our Business.