This International Women’s Day, I’m pausing to thank the women in my life.
I grew up in a family of women who loved and uplifted one another. And as an only child, I’ve always sought out BFFs and close sister friends. I’m at home in communities of other women, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My whole life is a testament to the power of feminine energy.
Since women have taught me my most important lessons, when better than International Women’s Day, to share them with you?
I’ve learned the importance of generosity and extending kindness to one another.
Women have taught me that sometimes, if the rules are unfair, you should break them. That anger can be useful, and cussing is sometimes most appropriate. And that it’s okay to rock the boat once and awhile for a good cause.
For me, doula work is an extension of this community, and a way to pay it forward.
I witness the generosity of labor and delivery staff and nurses. And I remind clients to give themselves grace as new parents, and forgive themselves for not being perfect.
So I have women to thank for my career as well. And I have so much gratitude for the families that allow me into their lives.