I want to share a combined lesson I learned at a young age: everyone's struggle is real and there is enough empathy in the world to go around.
This week Robyn Gordon revisits into her own pregnancies and asks some really important questions about not having all of the answers.
We've also added a Justice Work topic on Mama Love where you can find and share resources, stories, and ask questions related to racial justice, environmental justice, reproductive justice and more.
A newborn mamas circle starts today (welcome mamas!) and we have a few spaces left in our weekend circle starting on Saturday.
Birthing a New World By Robyn Gordon
Some women really enjoy pregnancy. I didn’t. In fact, I hated every moment of those 27-months. I can’t believe I did it, on purpose, three times. For me and others, the debilitating nausea, exhaustion and physical pain leaves us feeling out of control of our bodies and our lives. Even if we’re well through pregnancy, there still comes a time when we have lost the ability to do something we have taken for granted - like tying our shoes, going for a run, or just getting up off the floor unassisted. As the baby bump gets bigger, we can’t control the unwelcome comments everyone, even strangers, feel entitled to direct at us. We lose even more control during labor. Contractions begin, become more intense, and then with a final push, a new life comes into being. And our lives are irrevocably changed.
Art and words by Morgan Harper Nichols.