Starstruck Dork – Updates and Resources from the Our Bodies, Our Babies Event
Dear readers, yesterday I attended this previously mentioned “Our Bodies, Our Babies” event at Vanderbilt, and found that, when confronted with OBOS’s Executive Director Judy Norsigian, I became an inarticulate dork. Seriously, I think I was some kind of starstruck.🙂
In any case, the event was great, with Judy and others presenting and a ton of interesting women on hand in the audience to discuss birth, parenting, and issues of choice and rights and activism.
Some media that came up in the course of the day, which I’ll mention but haven’t necessarily read/watched/listened to as yet:
- The UNICEF breast crawl video, which never ceases to amaze me. Watch a just born infant initiate breastfeeding.
- Birth, a radio documentary from Thin Air Media (listen online as American women share their perceptions of birth)
- Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart: A Midwife’s Saga, a book by Carol Leonard. Photos on the publisher home page are NSFW.🙂
- It’s My Body, My Baby, My Birth, a video featuring the birth choices and stories of several women (primarily focused on and advocating home and unmedicated birth)
- Absolutely Safe, a film on silicone breast implant safety
- Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a film about Liberian women, Christian and Muslim alike, who prayed for peace and staged silent protest
- Teen Voices, which is not just a mentoring and leadership program for Boston-area girls, but also a magazine produced by these teen girls with the tagline “Because you’re more than just a pretty face.”