On why resilience shouldn’t be an end goal for midwives: Or anyone

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

On growth

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

On Rape culture in our parliament and in our homes. *TRIGGER WARNING* references rape and the silencing of rape victims.

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.