A+ Roundtable: Do We Have Kids? Do We Want to Have Kids?

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When I planned this roundtable, I did not imagine the week we would have (though to clarify, I'm not surprised), and all the different meanings publishing something like this could hold at this specific point in time. Nonetheless, the team responded to the prompt generously and, especially, courageously. And I don't use that word lightly because so many of these answers are deeply vulnerable. My prompt was very general. I asked my colleagues to tell me about whether they want kids, or not, or whether they have kids — and then to include any and all feelings they want to on the topic.

You know, if it's one thing I love about this space, it's being able to learn about the ways individual queer people shape their lives and the reasons behind those choices. I'm always grateful and, at the same time, never surprised by how thoughtful my colleagues and this community (you!) wind up being, including when it comes to nurturing...

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