Kate McDonough, a South Dakota-based illustrator, is uninterested in having children, which some people find strange.
McDonough enjoys drawing comics, portraits, and a variety of other fun stuff. She told Bored Panda, “Humor has always been at the centre of much of my work; it’s how I cope with the fears and health difficulties I’ve had over time.”
When McDonough says she doesn’t want children, she believes some people are offended because they don’t understand her point of view. Especially if they have children of their own. “They couldn’t picture their lives without that happiness. It could also be unsettling because most people anticipate the standard reaction of “Oh, we’ll try again soon!” When someone states they don’t want children, there isn’t a typical response.
“The end of my comic aims to fix the issue; not much has to be stated other than acceptance!” the artist explained. “ For a long time, people have been inquiring about their offspring.I believe that people are beginning to understand that there are a multitude of reasons why people may not want to have children. It’s advisable not to ask questions unless you’ve been asked. It’s helpful to be respectful and, if appropriate, to ask questions when someone wants to talk about whether or not they want to have children.”
When it comes to relationship interactions, McDonough believes that one of the topics that should be discussed is raising children. “It can become a very emotionally challenging matter down the road, even if you are a young couple with no immediate aspirations for children,” she added. “For many couples, it might be a deal-breaker when one partner wants children and the other does not. Some people manage to make it work, but each relationship is unique, and communication is essential. Everyone’s viewpoints on the subject are totally accurate. In any case, McDonough feels that knowing the facts up front is preferable to subsequently realising that you disagree.We can’t just assume that everyone feels the same way we do. This is true in a variety of situations.
This is a difficult subject on which to base a comic, and McDonough is the only person who could have done it. She’s been sketching and writing for as long as I can remember.