I love the word doula, it comes from the ancient Greek meaning “a woman who serves” and now refers to a trained and experienced professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and just after birth.
We give birth to our stories. Our stories only exist because other people are there to support us in them and receive them. Stories are messy, terrifying and transcendent. I support the birth of my own stories and the stories of others – physically, emotionally and informationally. This beautifully feminine metaphor is intriguing to me and it’s the one I am going with in a new era of exploration.