Trisha Lawrie has kindly shared three incredibly powerful poems regarding birth and I am thrilled to share them. I feel they speak to so much that we speak of on EP and give voice to experiences that, sadly, far too many women experience during the birth process. Though "enjoy" isn't quite the right word, I hope you find these as moving and powerful as I have. Today I share the first of the three entitled Birth Day, a reflection on Ms. Lawrie's personal experience.
It's horribly important to talk to your kids in an age appropriate manner, about bad touches and bad secrets, but that's not enough. My parents did that, and did it very well... Most victims don't tell because they are afraid, afraid of the consequences of telling.