This year we have chosen to highlight the PNDA experience of the Queer and Intersectional community. Asha from WayAhead interviews individuals with lived experience of PNDA. These videos will be available to watch throughout November.
Jones had their first child at 17.
In this open and honest interview, we discuss the highs and lows of teen parenthood. Looking back, Jones reflects on the challenges they faced, now that their children are happy, healthy young adults.
Dimmie talks about the loss of one of their children, and the societal expectation of motherhood.
In this frank and emotive interview, Dimmie shares their challenging experience with PNDA.
*This video also contains content relating to infant mortality. Dimmie has two children, Gabe and Willow. The video is focused around Gabe, her living child, who is now 2, and her experiences surrounding his birth.
MadB – performer, artist, and parent. They are Djabugandji and adopted into Kaurareg Nation of Torres Strait.
Discussing PNDA as a non-birth parent, MadB tells WayAhead how they navigated their own mental health and relationships through parenthood.