I wanted the website to not only host great writing, but spotlight female artists, poets, photographers, authors, singers, musicians, entrepreneurs and more of the ’taboo’ subjects of society, and especially in relation to women’s lived experiences. I hadn’t come across a platform where all these stories and spotlights existed in one place.
At this moment in time, we’ve not idea what things will be like come December 25th, but we are of course all hoping to be able to spend it with our loved ones. Whatever we do, hopefully can all do it in an environmentally aware manner!
During my first pregnancy, I had been really interested in the concept of calm birth, but I had never explored hypnobirthing, so that was something I wanted to do this time. I have never been particularly good at relaxation techniques or deep breathing, so practicing hypnobirthing really was a challenge for me. I had the added challenge of working full time, whilst having a 2 year old and a house to keep on top of, all things which can be conducive to stress, and make it difficult to find the time to sit and focus and listen to relaxation playlists or practice breathing. I would try to practice the breathing in the car, and listen to my affirmations audio when folding the washing.
I always thought I would be the type of person who would regularly blog about her pregnancy, but for a number of reasons, I haven’t. It’s been such a personal journey, and there are some things I just don’t want to share, so it has taken me some time to decide which of those things I’m happy to put out there…