Pregnancy, Motherhood, Village

Pregnancy, Motherhood, Village

Pregnancy, Motherhood and Village Mars Lord 4th July 2018 I’d like us to look for a moment at Pregnancy, Motherhood and the Village way. I don’t know how many of you are aware of this but black women are 3-4 times more likely to die in childbirth than...
Join the Conversation with Kimberly Seals Allers

Join the Conversation with Kimberly Seals Allers

In Conversation with Kimberly Seals Allers Mars Lord 17th June 2018 It’s been a fabulous week. First I ran my Abuela Doulas Preparation Course with 7 fantastic women whose ethnic origins ranged from Uganda to Cuba, Jamaica to Cote d’Ivoire. As you can imagine, it was...
Erica Garner – Say her name

Erica Garner – Say her name

Erica Garner – Say her name Mars Lord 31st December 2017 What a way to end 2017. With the death of another beautiful black woman. An activist. A woman who shouted out her father’s dying words ‘I can’t breathe’. A young mother of two, one a baby born just a few...
Reclaiming my Weekend

Reclaiming my Weekend

Reclaiming my weekend Mars Lord 21st November 2017 Today is Sunday and the Wife and I (my best birth buddy and one of my closest friends) took the decision a month or so ago, NOT to work on Sundays. So when I told her that I still had to keep up the November challenge...
Black Erasure

Black Erasure

Black Erasure Mars Lord 13th November 2017 I’m trying so hard not to be or not to feel continually angry with the birth world. I’m so over #birthsowhite. In some Facebook groups we’ve been encouraged to share and publicise the ‘Birth...
It’s been a busy summer

It’s been a busy summer

Nyumbani kwa Mama – Mother’s Home Mars Lord 5th November 2017 I have had a busy summer working with clients, supporting mentees and creating an eCourse, ‘Is Doulaing Your Bag?’ which is an introduction to doulaing. During this time I’ve...

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