Creating Connection in Uneasy Times

Creating Connection in Uneasy Times

When I was 23 years old, I was held at gunpoint with my three month old baby in my arms by local, drunk, women on my great-grandmother’s front porch in Osage, West Virginia. There were three of them to be exact, but only one had a rifle.  She was waving it...
24 Minutes with Thompson

24 Minutes with Thompson

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Talented photographer and blogger, Helen Joy, shares this touching visual story with us in memory of Thompson, diagnosed with trisomy 13, and would not live very long once he was born. Re-posted with permission....
Why Would a White Family Hire a Black Doula?

Why Would a White Family Hire a Black Doula?

Why would a white family hire a black doula? Good question, right? This blunt, layered quandary was posed to me at a recent meeting with African American community leaders in the Hillcrest and Pisgah View Public Housing Apartments in Asheville two weeks ago.  It came...

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