Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Come to BirthTalk this Thursday!

I will be giving a talk this Thursday evening in Moncton, NB as part of the BirthTalk series hosted by Natalie Arsenault. My presentation is called "Childbirth activism: where we have come from and where we are going?" I will review the various childbirth movements of the 20th and 21st century and share my thoughts on the future of birth activism.

For more details, please contact Natalie. I hope to see you there!

Now here's the back story of how I met Natalie...I was at the downtown Moncton Farmer's Market about 10 days ago and saw a stall with beautiful batik and handwoven cotton slings. Aha! I thought. I have got to talk to her! She makes slings! Yes, I am kind of dorky that way. So I headed over with Inga (in a sling of course) and said hello. We chatted for a while about slings. Then it turned to birth stuff, at which point she gave me her card and asked if I'd be around for her monthly meetings, called BirthTalk. I went to the gathering last week and enjoyed myself quite a bit. She invited me to give a presentation this week. I don't have access to most of my materials, so it will be informal but still interesting and thought-provoking.


  1. I so wish I could come but I can not figure out how to make the 6 hour round trip and still make it to work. I will have to look for Natalie at the market this summer when my husband and I get over that way.

  2. Do you think you could skype this presentation or otherwise record it? This is the area I'm settling into, trying to find what actions I could take that could be most effective given my limitations.


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