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  • Danish single mums are thriving
  • Danish single mums are thriving
    Maria Grazia Montagnari (2014) ©

Danish single mums are thriving

Denmark’s ‘solomors’ – single mothers through artificial insemination – are growing in number and confidence. Benefitting from liberal attitudes towards child-rearing and a generous support system, solomors are an increasingly important part of Denmark’s social tapestry.



  • Article image Why are we all going Danish?

    Every time things go wrong in the Netherlands, the Dutch media shout about how good the Danes have it. And they’re not alone. From Dubai to the UK, the world is turning its gaze towards Denmark. But what’s the country’s appeal? And how have Danish people made it such a unique market?

  • Article image Who are China’s ‘leftover’ women?

    For the last decade, Chinese magazines, sites and government bodies have been labelling unmarried women over 27 as sheng nu –‘leftover women’ – in a bid to counter a social trend seen as destabilising society. But who are these leftover women? And why should brands be paying attention to them?

  • Article image Forget 2.4 children, this is the modern family

    No two families are the same. We’re all individuals, and our relationship with our relations is just as complex and unique. It’s not easy to effectively represent the ever diversifying face of the ‘modern’ family – and a bold attempt by Honey Maid has sparked fresh debate.

  • Article image Modamily and the birth of the modern family

    Changing gender roles, new values and an increasingly fluid society mean the nuclear family is starting to feel like a throwback. Is Modamily a sign of things to come?