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Podcast Interview with Dr Erin Bowe – Trauma-informed Practice for LGBTIQA+ Families

I was happy to chat with Doctor Erin Bowe, a Clinical & Perinatal Psychologist who provides birth trauma training to doulas. Some of the topics we cover in the podcast include: Learning about diversity is a win/win. It’s joyful and reminds us of our core values about equality, love and humanity. We need more than just whacking up a rainbow sticker. How does it feel when you navigate the world not knowing if you are welcome or not How to bring an intersectional lens to your work remembering that [...]

By |May 28th, 2019|Birth Culture, Birthing challenges, Queer Birth|

Goddess Consciousness in a Post Gender World

Many movements intending to liberate, instead reimagine the systems that control us. The Goddess Consciousness movement is one of those I have found. I interviewed Winter Jade Icely, AKA the Sex Witch to discuss what is the Divine Feminine and unpack a little about what we can take from Goddess Consciousness and what we can leave behind.

By |February 11th, 2019|Birth Culture, Gender, Queer Birth, Queer Doula|

Surrogacy in Australia: An interview with Sarah Jefford

In January 2018 Sarah Jefford gave birth to baby Darcy for her intended gay parents, Nate and Mike. Sarah is a surrogacy lawyer here in Melbourne, Australia. She has created the Surrogacy Handbook and is the creator of The Australian Surrogacy Podcast. In this interview Sarah tells us a little about her journey into surrogacy and an overview of surrogacy in Australia.

By |November 8th, 2018|Queer parenting, Surrogacy|

Body Autonomy & The Health Industrial Complex – An interview with 3CR Community Radio

Natural Births in Hospital This episode of Women on The Line we look at women, their bodies and the institutions which attempt to govern us – the health and medical industries. We’ll hear from Sheridon Byrne, a feminist activist, doula and educator, about birthing challenges and the struggles that women and other birthing people face to birth on their terms. You’ll also hear from Sangeetha Thanapal about issues surrounding fat identity, race, intersectionality, the gender pay gap and the experiences of marginality, stigma and discrimination that fat women experience. [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Birth doula, Birthing challenges|

Adventures in Queer Birth