Today was MommyCon Austin, a mini convention focusing on “forward thinking in parenting concepts” as their tagline explains.
A day of seminars, demos, swag bags, and all the latest in babywearing, cloth diapering and so on.
But the highlight of the day was meeting January Harshe from the Birth Without Fear blog and hearing her speak. She is warm and funny and fiercely passionate, and drew the crowd into her immediately.
It was great to listen to her talk and tell her stories, but it was also great to just be among those who had gathered there. Women healing from traumatic birth experiences and/or postpartum depression. Women ready to share their stories in an effort to empower others, ready to speak out against the misinformation and mistreatment of women in the birth room.
It was a spontaneous community of strangers supporting one another.
It’s so nice to be reminded that you are not alone.
Share your simple joys.