aidanwould

is creating a podcast about sperm donation and non-traditional families
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About aidanwould

Hi! I'm Aidan. I'm making a podcast called DIBS: Welcome to the Family. I was raised by two women in a lesbian relationship, and I was conceived using a sperm donor. I have more than twenty half-siblings who were also conceived using the same sperm donor. These are people with whom I share some DNA, but who grew up as strangers to me, and over the past few years I've been able to meet some of them and learn who they are. We call each other "donor siblings", or "diblings" for short. Or, if you're really in a hurry, "dibs". On the podcast, I've been able to interview my diblings and other people involved in the world of sperm donation, and I'm looking forward to expanding the show to connect with people from a variety of alternative family structures.

Here's something I've learned through this process. "Family" seems like such a simple concept to many people. It can feel simple, natural, obvious, and universal ... until you look a little closer, and all of a sudden you start to see the ways our perception of "family" is influenced by so many factors: genetics, cultural values, religion, technology, personal experience, and so much more. 

I don't think there is an answer to the question of what constitutes a family. There are only stories, and it's been an absolute honor bringing people some of these stories through the podcast. If you resonate with the stories and want to hear more of them, supporting the show here on Patreon is one of the best ways to make sure this journey continues! There are a lot of costs associated with podcasting, and there are going to be even more costs as the show grows. Any support is valued, and I will make sure all supporters are rewarded with high-quality, thoughtful bonus content. If you have suggests on types of bonus content you'd like to see, feel free to send me an email at [email protected], or tweet at me @diblingpodcast.

Welcome to the family <3
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I will start creating merch for the show! I have a lot of ideas, including pins and patches that say things like "donor conceived" and "ask me about my diblings", and mugs and hats and shirts and way more!
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