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Bluey casts a tender light on being childless not by choice. Here's what women told me about living with involuntary childlessness

By Sianan Healy, Tracey Banivanua Mar Research Fellow, La Trobe University
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In a recent episode of Bluey, Onesies, six-year-old Bluey asks her mum Chilli what’s wrong with Auntie Brandy, who has come to visit for the first time in four years.

“Is she sad?” Bluey asks. “And why have we only seen her once in our lives?”

It is hinted by the show Brandy is unable to have children.

“I’m sorry it’s been so long,” Brandy later says to her sister. “It’s just hard seeing you all, you know?”

“I know,” Chilli replies, reaching for her sister’s…The Conversation


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