THIS. This is one of the most powerful and thought-provoking essays I have ever read about birth. Bonus - it was written by a woman I have great respect and admiration for, who works in my local birthing community, Lesley Everest. The essay describes how us, the collective (North American) us, have come to exist in a culture so fearful of birth. Please take the time to read it here, and let me know what you think.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Come December, gift guides are everywhere. I enjoy reading them, but rarely find them useful in selecting gifts. Joey Comeau and Emily Horne, however, have got it right. They put together a gift guide of quirky, lesser-known, super interesting things (I bought my girlfriend the lock pick set and can't wait to read Swing Low by Miriam Toews). Check it out here.