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 the mother’s first...

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...