Image Dancing under Rainbows by Andy Harrod

Dancing under Rainbows

Andy Harrod

Dancing under Rainbows is a story of my longing for a child, but almost every month we were left with crushing disappointment. It appeared as part of World Childless Week 2018 as part of the theme of Men Matter Too.

‘…The gate swings open, four small wheels roll along the path; a deafening war cry. His heart pounds. They knock…’ Read on.

At the time I wrote: Childlessness is a grief that will never leave me, a grief that requires constant processing, a grief easily triggered by a bump, a pushchair, a thoughtless comment, the everyday. It is a grief that has taken a lot from me. I am slowly reclaiming myself from its grip. Take a moment to join me in this alternative world from the expected. An alternative world for too many of us, but you wouldn’t know that, for childlessness is an invisible grief. Help make it visible.

That desire to make childlessness visible is behind this online gallery.