Snarky Press

There’s a new piece in the UK Guardian about “book doulas.” Is this a thing or is a marketing gimmick, the piece asks, and the internet being what it is, the skeptics are out in force. Ten years ago I left my day-job as a Communications Director for non-profits and dove into the challenge of […]

Doula Shoptalk

Alongside her work as a facilitator, futurist, and author, adrienne maree brown (about whom I wrote more here) is also a birth doula, for babies. In Emergent Strategy she writes: Birthwork teaches us to engage tension, but not to indulge drama. It is another form of facilitation, making the miraculous experience of birth as easy […]

Storytelling in Sapiens

Late to the party… Still, I thought I’d share this bit from the book that “everyone” was reading last year, seeing as it relates to my work in the world: How did Homo sapiens manage to cross this critical threshold [150 individuals], eventually founding cities comprising tens of thousands of inhabitants and empires ruling hundreds […]

Literary Peace Prize Nominee

How lovely to hear that this Book Doula-assisted baby has been nominated for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, honoring the power of the written word to promote peace. In their words: “Find Me Unafraid is a protest anthem cloaked in a love song.” It was nominated alongside Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates! […]

Another Birth!

It has been an incredible honor to play a small role in birthing this story of love and triumph by Kennedy Odede & Jessica Posner Odede. This baby arrives October 13, 2015, but can be pre-ordered today. Hint, hint.

Genius is Recognized

Ai-jen Poo, author of a forthcoming book with the Book Doula called The Age of Dignity, just received a hugely-deserved huge honor: one of 2014’s “Genius” awards from the MacArthur Foundation. “It’s true that ‘It takes a village’ to raise a child, but it’s also true that it takes a village to take care of […]

We the Champions

Every day, in every interaction, each of us has an opportunity to build the new foundational narrative of life, or cosmology– that is, the story that answers our deepest, most central questions like: What is Life For? Why are we Here? This is the same story that shapes all our institutions including our economic system, […]