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A film about choosing not to have children, and the bodily autonomy we all need to make choices about our lives.
A film about choosing not to have children, and the bodily autonomy we all need to make choices about our lives.
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My So-Called Selfish Life - A documentary from Trixie Films

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    Got Contraception?

    Don't want kids? Don't want MORE kids? Get a 100% effective* Stork-Repelling Laptop Sticker, plus Mobile Phone Wallpaper, a thank you on the website and social media love.
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    My So-Called Selfish Download

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    A collection of magical children's stories by the great George Sand (yes, that one) courtesy of Feminist Press, Stork-Repelling Laptop Sticker, plus thank yous on the website.

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    NEW! Kids' Books Random Surprise Bag

    Perfect for the kids in your life! We'll select three titles from our big box of children's chapter books courtesy of Random House–plus a Stork-Repelling Laptop Stickers and thank yous on the website.

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    You're Missing Out! Trilogy Parts 1 or 2

    A signed DVD of one of the first two films of Therese's trilogy, “I Was A Teenage Feminist” OR “How To Lose Your Virginity” (your choice!), Stork-Repelling Laptop Sticker–plus thank yous on the website

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    Challenge Beliefs & Myths

    A copy of the book "The Baby Matrix:Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World" with personalized signature from author Laura Carroll––plus thank yous on the website.

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    My So-Called Selfish DVD

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    An Actual Biological Clock!

    Our exclusive Biological Wall Clock emblazoned with our gal telling the Stork where to go. Bonus: Always set to snooze. Plus a signed DVD or digital download of the film, Stork-Repelling Laptop Sticker–plus thank yous on the website and a Special Thank You in the film's credits.
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    Support for Dealing with Bingos

    Tongue-tied or rage-filled with people's expectations for you to have children? Mindfulness in Social Justice Coach, Patricia Jerido will provide you with simple tools to establish boundaries while clearly articulating your decisions, all in 30 minutes–plus thank yous on the website and a Special Thank You in the film's credits
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    Trying to Decide If You Want Kids?

    There are few places women can go to explore their ambivalence about motherhood without being judged or told what to do. A spot in the online program Group Motherhood Clarity Course™ (offered here at a fraction of its cost) may help. Read about this unique experience at http://helloflo.com/can-a-class-help-you-figure-out-if-you-want-to-be-a-mom/
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    (Child)Free Time with Therese

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    Now Your LIfe Has True Meaning

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    NO REGRETS!!

    Take the money you would have spent on diapers, piano lessons, bail, and college and put it towards a better cause: Our Film! We'll give you 4 signed DVDs, Golden Girls 4-Ring Set, The Biological Clock, 4 Premiere + Party tickets–and even Therese's Deviled Egg Recipe. Plus, all the thank yous online and Very Special Shout-Out in the film's credits.
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    Is Motherhood For You? (The Book)

    There are few places women can go to explore their ambivalence about motherhood without being judged or told what to do. Ann Davidman's book will help you through this important decision. Read more about her at http://helloflo.com/can-a-class-help-you-figure-out-if-you-want-to-be-a-mom/
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    Paradise Piece By Piece

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    The Feminist Starter Pack! Two new collections of Feminist Folk Tales from around the world: "Sea Girl" and "Hunter Maiden," plus a fabulous 'Feminist in Training" tote bag, all courtesy of Feminist Press. Also includes a digital download of the film, 2 Stork-Repelling Laptop Stickers––plus thank yous on the website and in the film's credits.
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    Thank You for Being A Friend!

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    Let's Talk About Sex

    Are you a writer who wants to cover reproductive rights and sex for a mainstream audience? Get this 30-minute coaching session with Lux Alptraum, writer, sex educator, comedian, and consultant––plus thank yous on the website and in the film's credits.
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