Organizing a week's worth of BOLD events has knocked me out! I haven't been eating and sleeping like I should, which got me sick for a little more than a week
I had been sort of winding down until Thursday night.....
I showed up to one of the rehearsals and was just completely WOW'ed!!!! I met this amazonian nubian goddess of a woman who plays a strong mama character.
Picture this: I walk into the room and she is on all fours roaring her baby out! I had to do a double take, lol. It was just as great the second time and I laughed with the project co-coordinator about how we both stood in the back of the room suppressing the urge to push right along with her. I was transported to Dec. 25th, 2006 where I birthed my son on all fours next to my bed - pushing for hours.....
Next, I witnessed a lovely latina woman who tells the story of her care providers who insist that her baby is not "britch" and that this first time mom doesn't know a thing. It was my story all over, really. To do over, I would never have insisted upon an ultrasound to check for breech
I couldn't suppress a giggle when the poor mama gleefully announced "I told you so!!!"
All the exhaustion melted away when I witnessed these women giving the rehearsals their ALL - sweaty brows and hoarse voices. It's a diverse, real cast of women who tell REAL stories - yours is in there, I promise. It's going to be a hell of a show and I hope none of you miss it http://www.boldaboutbirth.comSeptember 20th
FREE: 3pm Forum: "Do Pregnant Women Have Rights?"
FREE: 3pm Art Exhibit: Birthing A Community:Midwives in Fairfield Countyhttp://www.heraldindependent.com/art...ing_071108.txt
FREE: 3 pm Birth Expo
7pm "Birth" the play by Karen BrodySeptember 22nd7:30 pm "Orgasmic Birth" A Documentary Film
post film discussion w/ Piper Lovemore, featured in the filmSeptember 23rdFREE: 6-8 pm SC Doula Day at Lexington Medical CenterSeptember 27th10am - 8 pm BABE Film Festival and Mama-Baby Fair
Awesome speakers, art, story spaces, vendors, exhibits, conversation....
THE PLAY!!!Purchase tickets now!!!! http://www.boldaboutbirth.com/?page_id=45