Florence was born and raised in Uganda and holds an M.Sc. in Population & Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an award-winning journalist and digital storyteller with a passion for the environment, health, science, and the rights of women and girls. She’s worked at U.K. based Population Matters as the Campaigns and Project Officer and currently hosts a live, online show on sexual and reproductive health issues. Florence is also working on a new project, FlowReady, a menstruation awareness campaign to prepare girls in rural communities for their periods. She is presently a member of the Population Media Centre Program Advisory Board.
February 17th, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 23 mins
childfree, degrowth, family planning, florence blondel, global south, maxine trump, population, post-growth, tanya williams, to kid or not to kid
Three inspiring women. Three powerful arguments why empowered women who choose smaller or childfree families are good for individuals, good for communities and arguably better for the planet. This is the case regardless of where in the world you happen to live - global north OR global south. Population is a contentious conversation starter - in large part because it is a very personal issue for all of us. Yet it is a conversation that we must have if we are to envision a future with less, rather than more, human impact. This incredibly special episode goes hand in hand with Sustainable Population Australia's 'Stop at 2' campaign as they launch Maxine Trump's documentary 'To Kid or Not to Kid' in Theatres across Australia in late February.