|Expanding Our Paradigm of Empowered Birth
|Empowered Birth Awareness Week (EBAW)
|Join us in expanding our paradigm of empowered birth!
The purpose of EBAW is to grow the paradigm of empowered birth
by flooding the public with our vision, definitions, ideas, images,
stories and more about empowered birth choices.
EBAW starts the first Monday of every September.
TOGETHER, we can make empowered birth awareness go viral!
TOGETHER, we will expand the truth about empowered birth!
There are many ways that you can be a part of EBAW,
click here to see ideas,
but the most important thing you can do is to share
MAKE IT YOUR OWN!!
- Create an event, share your event, or inspire others to do something. Mobilize your organization to
- CLICK HERE to see confirmed events and activities, to participate in and EBAW event, or to share
your own event with the public. ** Coming soon! Please check back next week for updates***
- Join our facebook group Empowered Birth Awareness Week Network to share your project for
this week, or to find connect with others in your area who are doing something. Connect with
other visionaries around the world as we unite and act under our common goal of expanding our
paradigm of empowered birth.
"Any person, he says, can create a video which could,"go viral," and be
viewed by millions of people.
I had a vision after watching this: what if all of the people who understood
the importance of normal birth could unite under a common goal which was
broad enough to excite us all into collective action?
What if together, by using our networks and influence, we branded and
promoted empowered birth awareness together? We could have the
marketing of a huge corporation. We could make empowered birth viral!
|The time for Unity is now, and "Empowered Birth," is our common goal.
|"We need your help.
you the ability to help many
their choices open.
We want to reach critical
when everyone will know
about the possibility of
having an empowered
and ecstatic birth.
What can you do?
E-News 13:16 - Choice in
-Jan Tritten, Midwifery Today
|I love what Barbara is doing
- her vision and her smarts
about how she's going about
it. We need to think
strategically if we want to
idea that will work! I'm
delighted to be a part of this.
-Suzanne Arms, Birthing
You don't have to be special to change the world!
A few years ago I found Facebook, and I started making friends. I am
an insatiable birth junkie- so naturally, I sought out my favorite
birthworkers and started, "friending," people.
I was delighted when some of my, "empowered birth heroes,"
became my facebook friends; Suzanne Arms, Ina Mae Gaskin, Carla
Hartly, Gloria Lemay, Michel Odant, and more. I was amazed with
the power of the internet to connect me, an ordinary person, with
people who had such great influence in the world.
About the same time, I saw a
YouTube TED talk by Chris
Anderson, “How YouTube Is
Anderson speaks about how
free social media, and the
growing access to the
internet all over the world, is
creating new ideas and
spurring creativity in ways
that has never been possible.
|How YouTube Is Driving Innovation
Can this really work?
Consider this- some months ago I made a video just for fun about the benefits of having a home birth and I published it onto
two of my YouTube channels. This video, by me," nobody special," has received over 19,000 views. If I have the power to
touch thousands of people through my you tube channel, then my facebook contacts with their friends and networks could
surely inspire thousands, maybe millions of people to do something through their organizations, newsletters, blogs, radio
shows and social media sites to join us into taking action.
Imagine a world where every woman grows up knowing about birth as it could be—an ecstatic and empowering rite of
passage. I ask that if this vision inspires you, please, "Make it Your Own," by taking inspired action. You don't even need to
be special! With all of us taking united action during this week, there is no stopping us from instantly affecting the world.
Barbara Rivera e-mail barbara ( a) birthpower.us