In June 2019, I wrote an open letter sharing my thoughts on climate change from my perspective as a mother. My letter, “Dear World Leaders: Should I Have a Second Baby?” went viral on social media, with 40,000 likes, 1,200 comments, and 11k shares (and counting!) on Instagram.
The immense response I received from the public showed me just how much people care about these issues. It has inspired me to write about the big topics: eco-anxiety, intersectionality, and activism, as well as continuing to champion individual change, such as striving to live in a “Zero Waste” way.
I’m fuelled by the thousands of young people who have reached out to me, and the future generations who deserve a healthy planet. I believe that we can all make a difference and help to create a better world.
Plus, here’s some coverage on it in Star Vancouver newspaper: thestar.com/vancouver/2019/09/17/in-despair-over-climate-change-women-choose-not-to-have-children.html.