Often, in conversations about midwifery, pay parity, working conditions, the level of workforce crisis the profession is working within, the goal of leaders is building resilience. It is a word that is more and more commonly bandied about, as midwives are stretched thinner and thinner in every possible work area. Whether midwives are employed, self … Continue reading On why resilience shouldn’t be an end goal for midwives: Or anyone
I'm gonna start by telling you a story. The morning sun streaked through a crack in the curtains, laying a line of bright light across the face of the person sleeping on the bed. They twitched, pulled a pillow across their face, settled back into deep, rhythmic breathing. The cat at the end of the … Continue reading On gender neutral pronouns.
This is all over the internet at the moment, and it is real. A problem facing way too many normal New Zealanders. I am aware of the suggestion that the only ones we hear about are the ones who come from a place of poverty in the first place, but I thought, maybe we can … Continue reading On Homelessness
So, I was talking to a friend yesterday (This blog was started in April, so, not yesterday now, actually, it was bloody ages ago) about deciding "what is next" and it led to this revelation about how I know that I struggle to start things because I hold such high expectations for myself... Those expectations … Continue reading On paralysis and vulnerability
So, when I was twenty one, I was in the middle of a separation that would end in divorce, in the middle of a custody battle, in the middle of not knowing anything about myself, really. I knew what I believed: I believed I knew what love was, I was agnostic and regularly attended church; … Continue reading On growth
This week, in New Zealand, we have a moment of truth presenting itself. The back story is long and complex. As these things so often are in politics, it is a distraction from a main event. The shiny paper keeping everyone's attention over here. The dead cat thrown on the table to distract from a … Continue reading On Rape culture in our parliament and in our homes. *TRIGGER WARNING* references rape and the silencing of rape victims.