The stories we hold in our hearts

Every mother has a story that she holds close to her heart. Some mothers are lucky enough to have more than one, each one so powerful in its own way.  Our stories of birth have the power to heal, both ourselves and to those we tell them.  They connect us to all Mama’s worldwide. They connect us to our own humanity and to the root of everything; love.


Birth is such a pivotal moment in our lives as women.  One which I don’t believe we share enough.  Or perhaps not honestly enough, anyway.  We are so quick to laugh it off.  Turn it into a horror story or a joke or a ‘no big deal’.  But birth in all it’s raw beauty is also the making of us.  It is also our birth as a mother.  It takes us on a path that connects us with ourselves in  the most primal and instinctual way. It knocks us down and builds us back up, and regardless of how it happens, we walk away raw, emotional, a little shaken and hopefully fully aware of our own power.


I was blown away by the submissions that we received for The Kindred Collective’s first e-magazine.  I am honoured that so many women (whom I’ve admired for so long) were willing to open up on this topic, to drop their guard and share their stories so honestly.


I feel like a very proud Mama-bear releasing our first e-magazine today.  She is 94 pages of stunning images and heartfelt words.  There are stories of empowerment, of pain, of disappointment, of pride, of fear, of longing and the one thing they all have in common is they are the stories of our hearts.


We hope that you can hear the echoes of your own story in ours, and that they help you to hold the gifts of birth close to your heart, always.


To purchase your copy of The Kindred Collective Volume 1. Birth or to find out more, click here.


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2 Responses to “The stories we hold in our hearts

  • I can’t wait to read this! My first birth was so beautiful and life changing. My second birth was to a stillborn baby girl 5 weeks ago and despite the circumstances, it was such a wonderful experience. Physically and emotionally, it was so raw and powerful. Truly life changing. I love the sharing of birth stories and the connection I feel when the stories are shared. A woman is reborn every time she gives birth.
    Congratulations to you and Caitlin on a wonderful project. I hope there are more publications to come!

      8 years ago

      Thanks so much Lisa, for your kind words and for sharing your story. There definitely will be, we plan to make it a quarterly emagazine. X