So often, in birthy posts, you read we were ‘designed’ This language is meant to ease our fears To which we seem resigned. ‘Designed to birth’ declare naturalists, almost thoughtlessly, Many do science-based research So this perplexes me. We are not ‘Designed’ to give Birth, Not Designed at all. We have in fact … More Designed to Birth?
There was a young woman name Eurydice, Who, by all accounts, was very nice. Funny and clever, Remembered forever, With the unassuming power of edelweiss. The Legacy of Eurydice is deeper than her death, and yet it is in her death that her voice is loudest. She is the 30th Australian woman to die by … More The Legacy of Eurydice
We are Space Travellers on a fixed path Making our way around The Sun Our Earth Ship sits at a haughty angle Which gives us seasonal fun. The Sun is nearing the Northest point of our view celestial, It’s time to celebrate and sing! At a Solstice Festival! More solstice poems (for winter) midwinter haiku … More Solstice
The following poem is based on this news article about lead levels in Mount Isa children and a community service ‘living with lead’ advert from the lead alliance. It is clear lead is a health risk, especially for small children and babies, and pregnant and breastfeeding women. Mount Isa mines zinc, lead, copper and silver. It … More Child of Mines
You’re a seasoned Mother You’ve birthed before You did it well You know the score You know your body Your know your mind But third time ’round Here’s what you’ll find: You’ll be told it was just luck And to forget all you’ve inferred For anything can happen now, This is The Curse of The … More Curse of The Third
Books for rebel girls, girls can rule the world Be extraordinary. Be qualified. Be more than. Be bold. Be tough. Make noise! Aiming for equality but is it the right direction? Why not an ordinary life, lived well with love and care? The values I hear are Me me me The time is … More Be inspired!
What is the difference between Support and Assistance? Do you know if you will meet resistance? Who is on your side and on your behalf can speak? Are you prepared if you end ‘up the creek’? Assistance is great, if you need it for sure. But without Support your prognosis is poor. In birthing … More Do you need Assistance or Support?