Well, shoot. This is a little embarrassing. I was at the 7th International Black Midwives and Healers Conference last weekend, and fully intended to post regularly throughout the days we were there.
But then my laptop died and was sent back to Apple twice to be repaired. It wasn’t fixed in time to go to the conference, so our Mac whiz, Tim Nagy, lent me a loaner. Now, I don’t mean to sound like an ingrate, but it’s kind of like having a pedal-powered computer. Big and slow and a lot of work to do anything. I couldn’t get it to stay online at the hotel where the conference was held—though nobody else seemed to have problems. (Photo at right shows my trying to check the weather online on the loaner laptop before heading out to run before the conference started.)
I was then back in Santa Fe briefly and am now visiting my folks in North Carolina. (I should clarify: in Southeastern North Carolina. In the swamp. Where phone signals and high-speed internet are idealistic but iffy propositions.)
All of that to explain why I’m only just now posting additional photos from the conference (in this post and the next). And, since I’m not at home, I don’t have all my notes about who’s in these photos, so I will add that later. Meanwhile, you can read more about the conference at Peggy’s (Mothering‘s editor and publisher, Peggy O’Mara) blog.
So, for now, here are a few scenes from the conference.