I am a single woman in her mid thirties who is currently going through the exciting and nerve-wracking experience of having a baby by myself, using donor sperm through a fertility clinic. Also known as being a “single mother by choice (SMBC)” or a “choice mum”.
It should perhaps be “symbiont”, rather than “symbiote”, but both are technically correct enough, and I rather like the tenuous link to Venom. Just whistle past it, biologists.
As I write for a living, the only way this blog is getting written in my free time is if I don’t think too much about section structure, flow, or editing what I have written – otherwise it might start feeling like work. So it may come across as almost stream-of-consciousness, for which I apologize. Unless you are into that sort of thing, in which case: you are welcome!