The wonderful Kaitlin Walker, Kimberly (4), and Raphael (8 months).
Kaitlin says she feels lucky to have had beautiful, relatively textbook birth experiences at home. She is passionate about birth and troubled by the way women are so often disrespected and given unnecessary interventions in the US. She was totally totally transformed by motherhood and says that she never could have imagined that after working towards a PhD with a focus on feminist theory, she'd be a stay-at-home mom who home schools. It makes sense for her and after her daughter was diagnosed with autism she felt the extra push to make a shift towards staying at home. "It's the only way I can respect her and let her be herself."
"Birth and motherhood and breastfeeding are so hugely important to me, together they have changed everything and helped me learn how to fully respect children and myself. A close family member was raped as a child and this intergenerational trauma made me very uncomfortable with my femininity and my body for a long time. Birth and breastfeeding changed that in a huge way."