On this week’s episode of “Birth Warrior Podcast,” our host, Jaden Graham, shares her original poem, “Liminality” – a piece written for the creative portion of Indie Birth Midwifery School’s final project. Completing the program this past March, this prose serves as Jaden’s deeply vulnerable and honest reflection of where she is on her path with midwifery, the embodiment of what she wishes her future midwife self to be, and the release of attachments to any particular outcome.
To see references and points where Jaden drew inspiration from, a written document “Liminality” is posted in the links and show notes below.
For more of Jaden’s musings, follow her on Instagram @thankful_earth . For her birthwork offerings and views on the continuum of wombhood, you can find her @spiralpathbirth (websites definitely coming soon-ish!). Jaden currently serves as a doula and midwife assistant to pregnant women and families in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties, aka the stunningly gorgeous Redwood region of Northern California. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire on homebirth and postpartum doula services.
LINKS & SHOW NOTES
“Liminality” written poem and notes of inspiration
Purchase “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia E. Butler here
Purchase “Parable of the Talents” by Octavia E. Butler here
Purchase “Women Who Run with Wolves” by Clarissa Pinkola-Estés here
Peruvian visual artist Claudia Ruiz Gustafson on la huesera including a poem and photographic work
La Huesera, the bone woman by Sharon Blackie
Birth Warrior Podcast submissions link
13 Moons: Epic Eduation for the Birthing Year
Birth Warrior Project: 120 Day Doula Training and Transformation
Indie Birth Midwifery School
In effort to support my community during the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, and the impact its had on small businesses, all the links to purchase the books listed above, are to Northtown Books, in Arcata, California. All of these books are also available for purchase on Amazon as well.
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