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Red Tent Reunion

The Title of today’s post has many significances. In celebration of International Women’s Day Womb To Grow Boutique & Support Centre in collaboration with B.O.L.D held The Red Tent Event. On March 7th, 2010 a diverse group of women in Fernie gathered to share birth stories and celebrate our womanhood. It was a memorable day that will stay close to my heart for years to come. I was reunited with my dear friend Tash, who came to Fernie from Penticton, to teach yoga, and guide a meditation. It was LOVE.
Today I am reunited with my blog! It has been almost 6 weeks since I’ve been here. If it had not been for the amazing energy I experienced in The Red Tent, I don’t know if I would have found the inspiration to get back to this blog. Thank you***women of Fernie*** I’m back.
The most profound moment of The Red Tent, for me, was telling the story of my first birth. Going back seven years, yet I experienced all those emotions like it was yesterday. It was just enough emotion for me to understand the importance of my work as a Doula. It is not the outcome of the birth that resonates with mothers…it’s the experience. The birth of my eldest son was when I embarked on this journey towards midwifery. It has led me to attend many beautiful warrior women through pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond. Having my son made me feel like I was good at something. I did it! The memory of that birth has given me much strength over the last seven years, but never more than telling it amongst the company of sympathetic women in The Red Tent. I’ll raise a glass of red wine and say “Here’s to many more generations of new moons, tribes of sisters, and of course…Red Tents”