Frozen II is a tale of Power, of Leadership and of Change. There are many layers to Frozen II. Elsa’s journey of self discovery weaves through a tale of transformation for each of the main characters. The story throws the spotlight on the destructiveness of the patriarchy, showing us the differences between Authoritative Dictatorship (familiar to … More What do you Need?
The elephant in the room flashed with a neon light A glaring glow, a warning of a plight. Ignored so long, in the florescent gloom, hidden in plain sight, The elephant watched quietly, all through the night. The elephant observed an awful lot of fright, The cries for help, for relief, from contractions that bite. … More The elephant in the womb
Do you dare to play? The rules are sensed not told. Do you dare engage? Knowing the power you do not hold. In The Game of Birth you attempt to communicate your need In the Game of Birth, the unspoken rules you must heed. Do you wish or do you prefer? This is … More The Game of Birth
A Riddle for you: What can you Give, but also Keep? (comment below) There once was a woman in a Labour Ward, Who was not feeling very assured Her dignity was left Upon clinical request Outside the room , where it was to be ignored. –it doesn’t have to be like this! original post … More Seven Ways to Facilitate Informed Decision Making
July 19th 2019 8pm AEST (a recording will be available afterwards in the free member area) The Trouble with Consent in Childbirth and How to Fix it Our insurance driven, medicalised maternity system is giving lip service to women’s rights in the form of ‘informed consent’. The trouble with this is that women are rarely … More The trouble with Consent: Webinar
Many a Mother has altered the lyrics to Rock-a-bye baby…nice tune but rather uncomfortable storyline. But what if I told you, it may not be as sinister as you may think? If you accept this celebration of birth, then the lullaby is a song about welcoming your baby into your arms. It is also Celebrating … More rock a bye baby – not as sinister as you may think?
As George and Sir John showed their best side, Prince Harry told the world, with great pride: Meghan has birthed a healthy boy, And Harry was brimming with joy, He is awed by what women can do! He has seen the Feminine True. He is a Man in patrescence The Dad core of his … More A Poem for Harry and Meghan
“I’m off to consent Number three” Said the midwife on the busy ward. Checking her watch, she marched away. More checks on her arrival, in Number Three, A monitor thumped, a machine beeped And the midwife noted it all down. A man sat in the corner, of Number Three. Looking lost, worried and … More consenting number 3
Full Cream asks Won’t Somebody Think of the Fathers! And raises some excellent points, relevant not just to breastfeeding, but also to birth – and life in general. Women are consistently expected to step aside, to accommodate the needs of others – in this case, the father. The blog post was a response to an article … More Would you rather stand aside, or stand up?
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Freewill or determinism? Regret or celebration? When faced with two options, the sliding doors if you like, we may wonder ‘what if’…what if I had chosen the other path? We’d have met different people. Had different experiences. Found out different things. We would be a different person, potentially. Birthing without…