Friday, December 16, 2011

Birth Wants Her Soul Back

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.

Gift Guides

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.