#NoBibsBurpsBottles, also known as B3, is a motivational and supportive community for childfree Black women who are wonderfully made and living their BEST childfree life!
The childfree community is one that continues to be overlooked due to many societal standards – including the pressures of getting married and having children.
The lack of representation of mature, Black, childfree women often causes us to conform to societal norms. This fosters the misleading narrative of marriage, family and the “Baby Mama” stereotype.
In the #NoBibsBurpsBottles community we aim to empower and encourage you to be bold, confident, and unapologetic. Whether you are childfree by choice or any other reason – you matter to us!
You are not alone.
You define YOU.
You are celebrated here.
The Visionary & Founder
Dr. Angela L. Harris aka Doc Sirrah is the Creator & Founder of #NoBibsBurpsBottles. So you may be wondering why she started B3, right? Her vision came to life in 2016 after she started thinking more seriously about wanting to become an author. She thought about many topics; however, one that continued to rise to the top was that of being a mature, Black woman, unmarried, with no children. In 2017, Dr. Harris created a survey which collected the personal stories and reasons why Black women, over 40 years-old were childfree. Dr. Harris was amazed at how many other sistahs shared her same experiences, thoughts and feelings about being childfree. She was not alone! Their stories and testimonies became the title of her first book, “#NoBibsBurpsBottles: The Stories of African American Women without Children.” There is no doubt that there is a collective unity of childfree women in the world! Yet, some sistahs found it difficult to be bold and confident in their decision to be childfree and their childfree lifestyle and journey.
Angela wanted to empower other sistahs to know that:
We are not old maids.
We are not less.
We are more than enough.
We too, have rich, fulfilling and productive lives without the title of mother.
The #NoBibsBurpsBottles community was formed and there has been no stopping us since!
A few interesting tidbits about Angela.
- Fur parent to LenniBoi, a rescue pit bull mix.
- Native New Yorker, (Long Island to be exact), but now reside in North Carolina.
- DOPE Auntie and Godmom.
- Proud HBCU (historically black college/university) alum – Cheyney University!
- Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology.
- Currently works in higher education as an Assistant Dean of Students.
- The name “Doc Sirrah” was created when she resisted getting on social media; yet, wanted to remain connected and in the mix. So, she spelled her last name backwards and it stuck!
The #NoBibsBurpsBottles Podcast
Listen to empowering, and sometimes humorous stories,
from other childfree sistahs sharing their lives and experiences with you!!
You can also find the #NoBibsBurpsBottles podcast on Spotify.
Please share our podcast with your family and friends!
"My Authentic Childfree Life Blog"
This is where we share our honest thoughts and feelings about everything childfree: positive and challenging experiences, pop culture and reality TV shows, interesting encounters being in child-friendly spaces, and much more!
Just Be You: B3 Motivational Coaching (30 minutes)
Are you ready to have a sistah-girl chat with someone who will be your personal coach and biggest cheerleader along your childfree life journey?
The goal is to assist you in making your own discoveries and creating a life that is determined by you! You will have more self-awareness and confidence to change the way you’ve been living. You will still feel the societal pressure, but you will know how to handle it with positivity - because you know who you are and what you stand for.
Consultation topics can include, but are not limited to:
- Defining who you are and what you want in life.
- Dealing with feelings of guilt and uncertainty as you get older.
- Managing being the only childfree woman in your family or friend group.
- Living single and navigating the dating world.
- Finding your safe space of being a woman of color and childfree.
- Strengthening your mind, body and spirit.
The “Chocolate & Childfree” Virtual Group Experience
This group experience is open to a select group of women (6 – 8) two to three times a year. A tailor made experience for us, by us!
The goals of this group experience includes, but are not limited to:
- Strengthening the unity between childfree sistahs in an intimate way.
- Re-igniting your passion for life and self-love with the support and encouragement from others.
- Creating a safe space for black girl magic and black women woes.
- Increasing your confidence and wellness in areas of financial literacy, health, body positivity and more.
Show Your Chocolate & Childfree Pride!
We offer custom made #NoBibsBurpsBottles premium T-shirts
to suit each and every wonderfully made body!
Check out our other goodies too!
Items purchased may take up to 2 - 4 weeks to receive due to COVID-19 and United States Postal delays.
Check us out on Instagram!
"I have witnessed Dr. Angela L. Harris launch #NoBibsBurpsBottles from the ground up, and this is her baby, which is ironic, since her platform is all about Black women who are living our lives childfree. Through her heartfelt and thought provoking blog posts, motivational quotes and lively discussions in her Facebook group, as well as her podcast where she interviews childfree women and men, about living our lives, by choice, without children, Angela has become a powerful voice within a movement to ask society to acknowledge our choices living childfree, to encourage those who have made the choice, and to recognize the good things childfree women (and men) are doing in our communities as well as in our roles with the children in our lives as aunties, God parents, and mentors. If you haven't yet, be sure to support #NoBibsBurpsBottles and share with a childfree friend!"
-Kellea Tibbs (Writer/Event Planner)
Chief Creative Officer of The Ivywritermedia Company
"Dr. Angela Harris aka Doc Sirrah’s creation of #NoBibsBurpsBottles for women who are 30+, single, chocolate and child free .... is absolutely BRILLIANT! Being a member of her group, I‘ve come to realize just how much this platform for discussion is needed. She has created a very special, private, enjoyable, safe ‘splace’ (space + place) for this group of women that many in society view as a rare oddity. In this ‘splace’, we share our views, experiences, vent and just talk about what it’s like to be single, chocolate and child free. It’s always good to have somewhere one can communicate in a judgment free zone with like minded individuals. Kudos to you, Soror Doc Sirrah! I look forward to sharing the ride and cheering you on as #NoBibsBurpsBottles continues to grow."
-J.K. Hayes: Founder/Director of Transcending Lupus Support
Alliance of Northeast Louisiana aka TLSA of NELA
“Far too often, women are shamed for not having children. I love #NoBibsBurpsBottles because it inspires and encourages women to embrace child-free life. On a personal level, it’s given me the confidence to own who I am in all areas of my life.”
-Angela Mitchell, Founder of YANA 614
“I decided to become a part of #NoBibsBurpsBottles community because it’s a community that I can relate to when it comes to being an African American woman over 30 that is childfree and ok with being childfree. I can express being childfree without being judged for my decision. I still feel important as a grown woman who’s childfree BY CHOICE! It’s a community where there’s no pressure and no one is asking me why I’m not having kids. I’m proud to be childfree and the group doesn’t make me feel bad in doing so!“