The Birth Talks is an intersectional feminist podcast on pregnancy, birth and parenting. The idea was conceived by host Mai Ngo, an Ottawa based doula and birth advocate. If you like feminism, intersectionality and reproductive justice then this podcast is for you.
S6E5: Feminist Birth Talks! The New Decade Part 5
"Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come." Rumi
It is with a full heart that Mai thanks all those who listened to the podcast, all those who shared their stories, and all those who supported her in this creative project. May we never forget to strive for the freedom of all.
S6E4: Feminist Birth Talks! The New Decade Part 4
In this episode co-host Leyla and Mai stir in their favourite flavour of gender equality: intersectionality. They hear from gender equality advocate Amy Grant and Indigenous midwife and assistant professor Karen Lawford.
Feminist Birth Talks! The New Decade Part 3
We continue to ask gender activists and advocates in Canada "Where does Canada need to go in 2020?" Mai meets up with 83 year old Rosemary Ganley at Women Deliver 2019 for a late night rum and coke to talk feminism. Rosemary is a Canadian educator, journalist, activist and lifelong feminist. She shares her intergenerational wisdom on the future of gender equality in Canada. We also check in with Greg LaForce, ex-military turned advocate against gender-based violence. He sheds light on what role men can play in advancing gender equality.
S6E2: Feminist Birth Talks! The New Decade
It has been a long time coming but Mai finally gets to interview Joyce Arthur, Executive Director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC). In this eye opening episode, Joyce reminds us why gender equality still matters especially in the context of COVID 19. She shares her lifelong dedication to advocating for abortion rights in Canada, and where does Canada still need to go in 2020 when it comes reproductive justice.
S6E1: Feminist Birth Talks! The New Decade Part 1
Mai hosts her final series with co-host Leyla Shahid. They tackle the ambitious question of "Where does Canada need to go in 2020 when it comes to gender equality?" Dear Friends,
These are crazy times. So much has (rapidly!) changed and the COVID 19 pandemic has taken full control of life in Canada. This series teases out intersectionality and the privileges and injustices that are affecting so many people in so many different ways in Canada when it comes to reproductive justice.
Despite the onslaught of the coronavirus taking over our daily interactions, gender equality is as important as ever. We talk with some incredible gender equality advocates such as Rosemary Ganley, Dr. Karen Lawford and Joyce Arthur.
And there are a few things that have become more clear amidst the chaos:
1. Gender equality is more important than ever. We can see this as the COVID 19 crisis unfolds. While the impacts are felt by everyone, it is still vulnerable populations who remain most at risk.
2. When it comes to action governments can and will make change. Large change can happen on a grand scale. There is no excuse when it comes to universal health care, universal child care, and equal access to rights and opportunities. Everyone, regardless of gender, sex, class, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, abilities, culture, age or socioeconomic status deserves human rights.
3. As ordinary people we can and need to do better. Let us make sure our governments remain accountable to what the people really need.
1000 Day Journey Part II
The first 1000 days of a baby’s life is often the most challenging. The same goes for the first 1000 days of becoming a parent (whether it is the first, second, third .. or sixth time)! In this special series parents from all walks of life share what it was like for them in the initial two years of baby’s life and love and support they received to get them through the ups and downs.
Find out more at www.1000dayjourney.ca.