In this world of Birth Work… particularly as a black birth worker… you can feel really ALONE sometimes. We often feel like we are speaking to ourselves, our partners, or the choir.
Fortunately… things are slowly changing. I truly believe social media has had an impact on what women know, share and believe re: childbirth. I could be wrong but I believe when a picture of a beautiful couple and their newborn, immediately following a water birth, is shared over 200 times… somebody outside the choir has seen it.
Clearly this does not come anywhere close to the almost two BILLION hits on “Gangnam Style”… but it does IMHO mean there are folks OUTSIDE the choir seeing these positive images.
UN-fortunately, there are not enough images or opportunities to reach beyond the choir. That’s why I am excited about an online event that I am a part of. Its called The Grass is Greener Virtual Health and Wellness Expo and I am one of the many vendors/healing practitioners participating in this event that will provide information, special offers, give-aways, and more. We will be providing opportunities for you to learn about many healing practices and practitioners. While participating in this event will cost you NOTHING it will provide you with a wealth of information.
I’m excited because I know it will help me get beyond my choir. I’m also excited because it underscores the reality that a collective agenda will take us further than a personal agenda. In this world of birth work, we are NOT alone and if we take advantage of opportunities outside our immediate circles, if we take a chance, if we move beyond our comfort zones, we can touch many more lives. We have to get creative. We have to embrace others and we have to remember the Afrakan Proverb that tells us… if you want to go far… go TOGETHER.
I hope that you will consider joining us. Its going to be a GREAT ride. This event will be held on-line and run February 11th – February 21st.
Learn more and Sign Up to get reminders about the event so you can take advantage of the give-aways. I will be doin some special give-aways myself! I am sure between all of the vendors you will definitely find something to help you #BirthSomethingBeautiful