I have always been a feminist

 

 

 

Even from a young age I had a strong sense of justice and tried to ensure that there was nothing unfair or discriminatory happening in my primary school.

 

 

In adulthood the way I am choosing to action my desire for Feminine Empowerment is as a perinatal doula; supporting new mums and their fledgling families to have a birth they remember fondly and which sets them up for a dignified start to parenthood.

 

 

"Like Adolescence, the transition to motherhood is quite a change." - Aurélie Athan, Ph.D.   

 

 

Calling First Time Mums

As a relatively inexperienced doula I am still discovering the types of people I get the most out of working with. I remember Reproductive Justice activist and mother of five, Mars Lord asking me early in my career to describe my ideal client and was also tasked with...

As a relatively inexperienced doula I am still discovering the types of people I get the most out of working with. I remember Reproductive Justice activist and mother of five, Mars Lord asking me early in my career to describe my ideal client and was also tasked with...

I Am Just Jumping On It Cos It’s Fashionable

I Am Just Jumping On It Cos It’s Fashionable

You’re just jumping on it cos it’s fashionable now That’s what I fear they’ll say cos it’s true somehow I’ve not had braids for years and I’m categorically against weave I’m vegan too so can’t even claim curry goat and rice and peas But I’m here to pre-empt, to...

Take Me To Church

Churching, or the 40 day blessing is when a woman, during the immediate postpartum period, is not encouraged, coerced or guilt-tripped into doing ANYTHING. So-called due to its roots in Orthodox Christianity in which after this period of rest...

An unexpected response to my newfound doulaship

Growing up mixed-race in a small market town in Essex with two white “parents” meant that me and my maternal grandparents shared a strangely ambivalent relationship.   My mum had told me stories about how her parents, Brenda and David, (an acutely ordinary...

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