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AWAKEN space

Long before we moved to Memphis, I dreamed of creating a space for women, mothers, and families to gather, learn, and find community. Modeled after some of my favorite spaces in Los Angeles, AWAKEN space is a gathering space for the Memphis community. We offer groups and classes centered around pregnancy, mothering/parenting, sexuality, breastfeeding, women’s …

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An Interview with Zoë & Icon Undies

Icon Undies invited me to talk about my postpartum experience for their Afterbirth campaign. The birth of a baby brings unexpected challenges to even the most prepared new parents. No one can perfectly explain what you will go through as you recover from birth and welcome your baby into your life. However, the conversation and …

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What Men Need to Know About Postpartum Sex

(Disclaimer: This post is aimed at cis-gendered, heterosexual men. Queer families may experience many of the same challenges, but cis-men are particularly underserved when it comes to education about the postpartum period, thus the post is written for them.) Guys, I want to help you out. I’m here to say, it’s not your fault that …

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Lena Dunham’s Home Birth Disaster Play

It’s #worlddoulaweek and interestingly HBO’s Girls just aired an episode titled, “Home Birth.” The episode, especially for those who work to improve birth in America, is an utter disappointment and missed opportunity. I posted the quote above in honor of #worlddoulaweek and the spirit of this quote is what I want to hear the world …