UTS Masters in Journalism student Rachael McKinney is looking for a same-sex couple who would be willing to be interviewed for an assignment on the topic of being child-free by choice.

Sydney-based McKinney is particularly interested in hearing about the experiences of a couple who have considered the topic and then chosen to remain childfree, rather than just haven’t got round to it yet.

She is seeking a gay couple in particular to examine the wider societal reaction to see how it compares/differs to that of the heterosexual community, and whether there are inherent presumptions about the desire for parenthood in the gay community.

“It’s a little short notice, but if anyone is available tomorrow, Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday at the latest for a half hour or so, I would be happy to travel to them – or we can just do it over the phone. I am available anytime during the day or early evening on these days, except Saturday morning,” McKinney said.

It is a University assignment, but McKinney is a published freelance journalist, so there may be the possibility of publication for the piece further down the road.

If you’re interested in taking part, contact Rachael on 0421417355 or via rachael.mckinney@totallybooks.com.au

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