One Woman’s Words was the name of a weekly column I wrote for a local newspaper from 2011 to 2013. It was a popular column and I loved the challenge of writing something meaningful and interesting each week for my readers. Sadly the newspaper ran into financial hardship after a successful 100+ years in business. My column consequently dissolved. I have missed writing about general topics unrelated to my experience of mothering a child with medical fragility and my professional work as a Life-Cycle Celebrant.
This one woman is a lot of things:
- A mother to one daughter who is medically fragile (life-limiting cerebral palsy)
- A wife to one man who is exceptional (I wouldn’t be married otherwise)
- A professional Life-Cycle Celebrant specializing in one-of-a-kind, meaningful ceremony for the entire life cycle (hatching, matching, dispatching and everything in between)
- The author of, “What I Would Tell You~ One Mother’s Adventure with Medical Fragility” which was re-released in a revised and expanded edition in December 2017
- A former birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, breastfeeding counsellor and belly caster who has migrated to the other end of the life span as a funeral celebrant, death educator and community deathcare advocate.
I express myself best through writing and I often have lots to say. This blog gives me the opportunity to share my ponderings to prevent congestion in my head and heart. I also offer this space to any woman who wishes to share a story that they are tired of carrying around. It can be posted anonymously if this feels safest. Send me an email if you want to share something here.