The Beautiful Work Challenge

SPRING 2019
Illustration by Abby Jame

On Birth

The Beautiful Work Challenge considers the work we do together. The podcast premieres with birth because birth is where it all begins: you, me, those dogs over there, domination, empowerment, how we connect, the reasons our societies work and don't. Who knew? Whether you're a birthkeeper, a mother, a father, a daughter, a son, or a baby - this show is made for you!


The Essence moves from pre-conception to attachment, bonding & post-partum with Debra Pascali-Bonaro (Orgasmic Birth), Phyllis Klaus (The Doula Book), Ina May Gaskin (Birth Matters), Thomas Verny (The Secret Life of the Unborn Child), David Chamberlain (Babies Remember Birth) and more.

The Currency looks at the roots of disempowerment, media, and inquisition as presented by Robbie Davis-Floyd (Birth as an American Rite of Passage), Penny Simkin (Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn), Betty-Ann Daviss (Birth Models That Work), Michael Klein (Dissident Doctor) and others.

The Transformational is about policy, practice, crisis, and education through the experience of Ibu Robin Lim (Bumi Sehat), Angie Truesdale (Centering Health Care), Vicki Penwell (Mercy in Action), Karen Guilliland (New Zealand College of Midwives), Ashley Hill (Birthmark Doula Collective) and more.

THE ESSENCE

THE ESSENCE
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THE CURRENCY
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THE TRANSFORMATIONAL
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A trimtab is a small rudder on a huge rudder that directs the course of a ginormous vessel. Trimtabs: On Birth are visionaries with suggestions for conversation starters, short-term activities and long-term projects to transform the field of birth.

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