…my husband .. bore witness … the nurses heard my screaming from the hallway.
I went back to speak to her in an attempt to move on. But with a straight face she said “I never heard you say stop”….
All of this, my whole career path, was forged in that moment. The moment someone had their hand in my vagina and wouldn’t take it out.
This piece was inspired by the signs I have been seeing. The blood is fake (watercolors) but the pain is still very real.”
Thank you to a Birth Anarchy reader from Schenectady, NY for sharing her story and her art with me.