Empowering and valueing families, natural birth, quality maternity care, reproductive rights and sexual health are things I feel really strongly about. Myself, along with a couple other fabulous doulas have started a doula collective here in Vancouver, and so if you'd like to check that out you can head over to hellomama.ca to meet the other doulas, and follow our thoughts on various issues surrounding the birth community. Of course, if you're in Vancouver and are looking for someone to support you in your pregnancy and labour, make sure you drop us an email!
The weekend was rounded off with a fundraiser event at Lunapads for Pads 4 Girls and Shanti Uganda on Friday. The wonderful Peggy O'Mara (Mothering Magazine) spoke to a bunch of local female entrepreneurs about her career as the owner of the only independently owned natural parenting magazine, and we all had the chance to bounce ideas of each other and network (I always feel strange using that word!) with other local business owners.
Over the weekend, the Vancouver Craft Mafia and I celebrated Earth Day and eco-friendly crafting with a showcase of local crafters at Metrotown, and then the Vancouver Swap-O-Rama-Rama clothing and craft supply swap. Both events were a blast, and I scored an awesome new jacket, but I was beat by the time the weekend was over!
Two more weeks until Got Craft! Eeep! I will be keeping you updated with my crafting as I go!