So a week ago, I met Gloria Steinem at a lecture she gave in my city. And, no, despite that I’m writing a piece about her visit for the local publication I write for, I didn’t get to attend the intimate reception held for her prior to the talk (even though I groveled then complained […]
We sure have a lot of rules to keep track of, don’t we folks? Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of them all. I’ve done my best to compile them in one, tidy place for everyone’s convenience. Maybe I should work on pocket-sized notecards. Baby steps…. Okay, here they are, best I could remember – […]
A break from all the seriousness for a little laugh. My parter made this one night after putting our toddler to sleep. I think it’s hilarious. Can anyone relate?
Have you heard the phrase, “Stop hatting, chatting and patting?” I first heard the phrase from California midwife, Carla Hartley, who has studied during her thirty year midwifery career, the affects that interventive third stage practices have on both mother and newborn. There are multi-faceted layers behind why hatting, chatting and patting are disruptive to […]
This satirical display is a pretty accurate depiction of medicalized birth and its subtext. Enjoy! Visit Spirit of Ilithyia’s homepage.
This is the kind of thing my partner and I concoct during middle-of-the-night encounters with a one month old: I’m illin’ for the nursies don’t try to withhold ’em if that’s the card in your hand then you better fold ’em tantrums, I throw ‘dem when you wipe my scrotum with your scratchy paper towel […]