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12 Ways To Be a Feminist Healthcare Provider

“I write for those women who do not  speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because  we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that  silence would save us, but it won’t.” – Audre Lorde Midwifery care begins by meeting women where they are, physically, […]

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Monthly chai date

All of these lines across my face Tell you the story of who I am So many stories of where I’ve been And how I got to where I am But these stories don’t mean anything When you’ve got no one to tell them to It’s true… I was made for you – Brandi Carlile, […]

Clinic

She tells me she and her partner had sex again after only one of them took treatment for chlamydia. Then she told me she can’t afford to refill the med out-of-pocket because she is still smoking cigarettes and joints daily. I ask her how preparations are going for the baby next month, she responds she […]

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Monthly chai date

I have no idea how September came to be. The moments have felt fleeting – my last “this moment” (prior to yesterday) was last month, posted when I still felt grasps on “this moment” rather than all of the next moments rushing by. I cannot remember the last time I sat down and had a […]

Birth

She warned me that she had fast labors. She asked me to keep her in triage just a bit longer, that she knew real labor was coming and did not want to be far away. I smiled, she smiled, and we waited. Her cervix and contractions told me early labor; her conviction and intuition, and my trust […]

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