Jody Day is giving a TEDx talk to a room full of people against a backdrop of signposts she has chosen for the occasion: Crazy cat woman, Witch, Hag, Spinster, Career woman. What comes to mind when you see those words? she asks the audience. They shift uneasily. Gently, she answers her own question: All of them are terms used for childless women Im a childless woman. And Im here to tell you about my tribe those one in five women without children hidden in plain sight all around you.