Welcome, friends! This blog has been four years in the making. It was like a stubborn, overdue baby refusing to be born (oh yeah, that kind of happened to me too). It's about damn time. Happy Birthday, Blog!
Perhaps you have been following me on Instagram @empoweredbirthproject. I started documenting my journey there because, in all honesty, I was already addicted to those colorful little squares and I thought it was better than no documentation at all, even though I didn't expect much to come from it. What happened next took me by surprise-- I stumbled upon an incredible community of beautiful, loving, supportive people. Or rather, they stumbled upon me. People from all walks of life from all over the world. People like YOU.
Thank you for following my journey, for laughing and crying with me, for sharing my ups and downs, and for showering me with positivity and support. Instagram will always have a special place in my heart... a comforting little cyberworld nestled among my smartphone apps that gives me a daily dose of hashtagged inspiration. But there is so much more I need to say and share. There is so much more work to be done to fulfill what I set out to do for Empowered Birth Project, and that can only be accomplished on a broader platform... right here.
Here I will share the intimate details of how I prepared for a planned unassisted home birth and how it ended in an emergency cesarean delivery. I will candidly share my process of recovery and healing. I will use this platform to help bring my film project to life. And here we can discuss, share, inspire, and empower as we honor the bonds of our sisterhood and support each other in our collective journey through life.
It sure felt good to push that first blog post out. Now I'm going to take a nap. Stick around, folks. There's so much more to come!