out there

and finally, I’m back: shoes all laced up, hair pulled back, tunes turned on, nose out in the wind, breath showing up in the morning air. it’s time to move on down the autumnal alleyway one foot in front of the other. and, of course, there it is again, this utmost sense of freedom and […]

antennas

as an entirely new human being, you’re pretty clearly expressing yourself and your experience with mimic, gesture, movement. my task these days is observing, witnessing, being a receptor, and so there they are, your grimaces when you wake up, your fingers and hands reaching out when we’re changing your clothes, your frowns when you’re about […]

little beak

beak and eyes so wide open, my little bird frequently snuggles up on my chest asking for food, shelter and quiet. flapping, paddling with her tiny wings, smacking with her tiny tongue, she expresses her hurry, the imminent need. her patience is instantly depleted. as soon as she’s latched on— and she’s professional at it— […]

all in

as the sun sets these days and our little unit curls up in our cozy top floor nest — when there‘s only a whisper to be heard from us parents sending wonder and awe to and fro or a hearty smack and noisy sigh from our tiny bird after nursing— that’s when I realize that […]

the team

a birth isn’t a solo ride by all means. instead, I’ve found, it takes all of the echoes of women’s hymns and stories ancient and contemporary. it takes all of the spirits of women long gone and presently moving and shaking these lands and times and questioning conventions and assumptions — especially those of the […]

thank you

as I walk the streets of this city at 37° Celcius and at this point quite pregnant, I just wanted to thank these limbs and bones and skins for having been just so eagerly transforming, welcoming every change throughout the last nine months. let’s walk the final mile and stay strong and rest when need […]

cuddles

we just wanted to let you know that while it’s so great to cuddle with you through skin and sheets, we’re so excited to cuddle with you out here, too. so whenever you’re ready, we might not be, but we’ll be here, always, the same crazy folks you’ve been hearing and feeling for the past […]