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Birthing from Within is a creative, nurturing, and personal way of preparing for birth and parenting. We want to support and inspire you. Browse through our selection of articles and processes—we hope you find things that feed both your spirit and your mind. Whether you are a pregnant woman, a father-to-be, a birth partner, a grandparent, or a birth professional, our articles are sure to stimulate new ways of thinking and being. Birthing from Within

 

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Bitch Media is a nonprofit feminist media organization best known for publishing the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. They are a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world. They cover topics on gender, sexuality, power, activism, social change, and feminism.  Bitch

 

downloadBrain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers is the only literary magazine in print dedicated to motherhood. Each issue contains personal essays, a short story, poetry, debates and news. Contributors have included Pulitzer Prize-winning novelists Jane Smiley and Anne Tyler, best-selling author Barbara Ehrenreich, and acclaimed writers Antonya Nelson, Alice Hoffman, and Susan Maushart. Since Brain, Child‘s inception, the editors of Utne have nominated the magazine in the categories of General Excellence, Best Writing, and Best New Title. It is the youngest magazine to have been nominated for General Excellence. Work from Brain, Child is also award winning, including numerous Pushcart Prizes and mentions in The Best American Essays.  Brain, Child

 

cropped-CFC-Logo-PurpleThe Crunk Feminist Collective will create a space of support and camaraderie for hip hop generation feminists of color, queer and straight, in the academy and without, by building a rhetorical community, in which we can discuss our ideas, express our crunk feminist selves,  fellowship with one another, debate and challenge one another, and support each other, as we struggle together to articulate our feminist goals, ideas, visions, and dreams in ways that are both personally and professionally beneficial. CFC

 

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CultureBaby is a global children’s boutique specializing in international clothes, toys and accessories for babies and children from birth to age 6.  CultureBaby believes that it is important that children know the world they will inherit.  Their mission is to offer children, and their family and friends, products and ideas that celebrate cultural heritage and global diversity while maintaining a fresh, modern design aesthetic.  Follow their blog to learn more about their global partners, creating beautiful products for baby and child, and their community of parents, authors, activists, artists and more who are committed to engaging both adults and children in discovery, cultural exchange and building a better, more interconnected world. CultureBaby

 

logo_w-tagline4-for-websiteGay Parent Magazine is the longest running, nationally distributed publication dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parenting (LGBT). In September 1998, Gay Parent magazine’s (GPM) web site was launched online. Within two hours email from enthusiastic readers began pouring in. Gay Parent magazine’s first print issue was published one month later. GPM is published bi-monthly and distributed mainly free through gay community centers and bookstores across the USA. Gay Parent magazine’s focus is to support and empower LGBT parents and  LGBTs wishing to become first time parents. Gay Parent

 

feministcom_cropFeminist.com is a thriving online community fostering awareness, education and activism for women all across the world. Like a “feminist Google,” they facilitate connections between women and the many varied organizations serving their needs and interests worldwide. Feminist.com serves as the Internet’s definitive hub for resources and information dedicated to women’s equality, justice, wellness and safety. Feminst.com

 

Feministing_logoFeministing is an online community for feminists and their allies. The community aspect of Feministing – our community blog, campus blog, comment threads, and related social networking sites – exist to better connect feminists online and off, and to encourage activism. The Feministing community seeks to provide a forum for a variety of feminist voices and organizations. Feministing

 

 

zzThe Feminist Wire‘s mission is to provide sociopolitical and cultural critique of anti-feminist, racist, and imperialist politics pervasive in all forms and spaces of private and public lives of individuals globally. Of particular critical interest to us are social and political phenomena that block, negate, or limit the satisfaction of goods or ends that humans, especially the most vulnerable, minimally require for living free of structural violence. Seeks to sustain pro-feminist representations and create alternative frameworks to build a just and equitable society. The Feminist Wire

 

512f4f78e4b021266dcbeedbKHORAI is an online newsfeed of reproductive and maternal mental health as well as topical issues related to women’s general well-being. KHORAI is a virtual space designed to stimulate discussion related to our emotional, physical, and spiritual formation throughout the woman’s lifespan. KHORAI employs an inquiry-based perspective, asking questions and examining the claims of empirical science and mass media.  Established in June 2012, KHORAI was created as a trustworthy public forum to thoughtfully collect, interpret, and disseminate information regarding women’s development—particularly at the intersection of psychological and reproductive health.  KHORAI

 

lmlogo-500Literary Mama, an online literary magazine, features writing by mother writers about the complexities and many faces of motherhood. Literary Mama features mama-centric writing with fresh voices, superior craft, and vivid imagery. They publish book reviews, columns, creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and profiles of mother writers and are a home for poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction that may be too long, too complex, too ambiguous, too deep, too raw, too irreverent, too ironic, and too body conscious for other publications. Literary Mama

 

zzzzzzzzzzzMAKERS: Women Who Make America is an ongoing initiative that aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled. Selections of MAKERS are made twice a year by our film making team using guidelines set by our board of advisors. This process ensures that the make-up of the library of stories includes women from all walks of life with diverse experiences and perspectives. MAKERS.com is a dynamic digital platform showcasing thousands of compelling stories – both known and unknown – from trailblazing women of today and tomorrow. This historic video initiative was founded by Dyllan McGee and developed by AOL and PBS. Executive Producers are Dyllan McGee, Betsy West, and Peter Kunhardt. Learn more at MAKERS

 

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MomsUnitingMoms.com (M.U.M) is a site dedicated to moms supporting each other in motherhood. It was founded  by Shauna Stewart Douglas who lives in Victoria, BC, Canada with her husband, her spunky daughter and her two crazy dogs. MomsUnitingMoms.com was inspired by a Facebook group she started shortly after her daugher was born for moms in Victoria. The goal of the group was to create a judge-free zone where moms could share their ideas and questions in a safe place. The No More Mommy Wars! photo project was launched in September 2013. Moms Uniting Moms (M.U.M).

 


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 Motherhood Uncensored is known as one of the few internet voices speaking frankly and humorously about the challenges of motherhood, authored by Jersey native mom and writer Kristen Chase. Motherhood Uncensored 

 

 

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PhD in Parenting is a blog dedicated to parenting, feminism, and social change since May 2008. The author, Annie, is a social, political and consumer advocate on issues of importance to parents, women, children and the earth. She regularly uses her blog as a platform to create awareness and to advocate for change, calling out the government, corporations, media and sometimes other bloggers for positions, policies and actions that threaten the rights and well-being of parents and their children. PhD in Parenting

 

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Mother Jones is a nonprofit news organization that specializes in investigative, political, and social justice reporting.  They believe all people should have equal opportunity in life, that all children should be able to go to good schools, and that everyone should have health care. In 1993, Mother Jones became the first general interest magazine to go online. Mother Jones 

 

 

zazzMs. Magazine was the first U.S. magazine to feature prominent American women demanding the repeal of laws that criminalized abortion, the first to explain and advocate for the ERA, to rate presidential candidates on women’s issues, to put domestic violence and sexual harassment on the cover of a women’s magazine, to feature feminist protest of pornography, to commission and feature a national study on date rape, and to blow the whistle on the undue influence of advertising on magazine journalism. Their blog makes feminist voices audible, feminist journalism tenable, and a feminist worldview available to the public.  Ms.  Blog

 

zzzReal Mums is an Australian based website, providing you with a real alternative to mainstream parenting websites, magazines and all the rest of the ‘experts’ telling you what to do with your kids and how to parent. Aside from the fact that your life is considered in all our parenting information, you are treated to a plethora of parenting advice that is a little out of the box. Not least because it is humorous, satirical and quite likely contains considerable doses of sarcasm, but mostly because it consists of the raw and honest realities of parenting in Australia today. Real Mums

 

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Viva la Feminista is a blog written by Veronica I. Arreola, who is trying to navigate and understand the intersection between feminism, motherhood and her Latinadad. Veronica is a respected member of the Chicago and national feminist community having worked with organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Women Employed and the National Organization for Women. Viva la Feminista

 

wiw-header2Your (Wo)Man In Washington is a policy blog that empowers women with children by keeping them informed about policies and legislation that impact their quality of life and long-term financial security. If information is power, Your (Wo)Man In Washington gives women the power to affect political change on their own behalf and on behalf of their daughters and sons. Your Woman in Washington