More women are opting out of the whole mother experience than ever before. A study by Pew Research Center revealed that the number of childless women in their 40s without children has doubled. Among African-American women, the decline is three times that of White women.
We gathered a pretty diverse group of women to discuss this phenomenon. Psychology expert Dr. Janet Taylor, “Black and Married with Kids” co-founder Ronnie Tyler, attorney and “Singlista” Lisa Bonner, Black business powerhouse and divorced mother of two Crystal McCrary Anthony Esq., and Yale sociology professor Averil Y. Clarke, Ph.D. — whose manuscript “Child Sacrifice: The Social Infertility of College-Educated Black Women” is in the works — came together on Wednesday, July 21 at 7 p.m., to ask, “Why are fewer Black women over 40 having children?”