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“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

What’s Holding Women Back from Leadership in Medicine?

In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first-ever woman in the United States to earn an MD degree. Fast forward to 2021. In many ways, women in medicine have come a long way. There are now more women entering the medical field than ever before. However,

How COVID-19 is Affecting Access to Abortion in Georgia

If you Google “abortion in Georgia” you may see news about the State in the U.S – where there are often threats to provision of abortion care. Here in Georgia the country, there is also certainly a lot of abortion stigma. Thankfully the law protects

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Breast Ironing: A Harmful Practice That Spans Generations

Hope shuddered as she thought of what awaited her. Her developing breasts throbbed with excruciating pain, worsened hours ago when her mama had pounded them with hot stones. She’d cried and pled as mama pounded and auntie held her, but it was useless…

Motherhood in Conflict: Grace's Story by Esther Mulders for Girls' Globe

Motherhood in Conflict: Grace’s Story

Stories of motherhood and the female experience during war are often excluded and unexplored. This neglect shows in the little attention such stories get in the public discourse and in policy agendas. But without these stories, we miss the voices that are so important for

Emma Saloranta Winiecki on The Power of Your Story

Emma Saloranta Winiecki – Motherhood and Loving Imperfections

In this episode of The Power of Your Story Podcast, Emma Saloranta Winiecki shares her journey of balancing motherhood and her professional life. She talks about self-doubt and finding her way back into the workforce. The impossible equation of “having it all” as mothers is something that she thinks about a lot. Emma shares these thoughts and struggles openly through social media. And in this episode, she also talks about what sharing her story means to her.

“It’s funny, most recently the moments when I’ve felt most confident are those moments when I’m making myself most vulnerable in a way. The moments when I’m sharing without a filter.”

Connie's Birth Story: dancing with the divine - The Positive Birth Story Podcast via Girls' Globe

Connie’s Birth Story: voicing your fear and letting it out

The Positive Birth Story Podcast features empowering & positive stories about birth. Swedish midwife Åsa Holstein shares her in-depth knowledge of birth and speaks to brave women who share their personal stories. In Episode #19, we hear from Connie.

Forget Me Not: an intimate film on mother's righrs and abortion in South Korea

Forget Me Not: an intimate film about unwed mothers in South Korea

The documentary film Forget Me Not premiered at the Nordisk Panorama Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden this weekend. Afterwards, I had the opportunity to talk to artist and filmmaker Sun Hee Engelstoft about her experiences in South Korea, the complexities of human experiences, adoption, and her future work.

Why Becoming a Mother can be Good for your Career

Becoming a Mother can be Good for Your Career

Regardless of whether you are working from home, working for a company, have your own business or work in academia, being a mother can bring value to your career.

Nancy’s Birth Story: taking charge of your experience

In this episode we hear from Nancy. Despite more interventions than she wished for, giving birth was ultimately an empowering experience for her. It’s wonderful to hear her talk about her Baby Shower, where she gathered the women in her family and asked them to

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill

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