I am a white women, first generation of European immigrant parents, who is currently living on the Gabi Gabi nations land. I was born in Victorian and moved to Sydney with my family during my teenage years. I was a feminist rebel and grew up believing that a 'successful women' and 'good mother' was a women who was educated, well traveled, worked hard, ran her own business, came home at 6pm, cooked dinner, self sacrificed and put the kids to bed before I'd do anything else.
Now as a married women for 15 years with a 23 year old astragal step son and 9 year old twin girls, I know being successful, for me, is listening to my gut instincts, acting on what I need and prioritising my health and wellbeing and speaking up when something doesn't feel right. Making a positive impact on my family and the world means being present with my kids and husband and not falling into the patriarchal trap of getting too busy and buying stuff to fill the void of discontentment. Working on personally developing myself so I can be the best version of myself and then trusting and loving myself for all I do and be.
I am currently homeschooling my twin daughters, whilst reading, writing and whispering sometimes very loudly words of matrescence and matrescentric feminism.
In another life I study traditional Chinese medicine and for the past 15 years have specialised in pre and post natal care and birth work. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage, mindful meditation and emotional support have been some of my tool I have used over the years. Once upon a time I tort acupressure for labour support to couples and offered my postnatal doula service . I currently have a home clinic where I offer my services just 1 day a week to keep things balanced.
The things that make me most happy are swimming with my kids or on my own in the crystal clear waters of Noosa and the local rock pools in the hinterland. I love sitting in circle with women, connecting to the seasons, eating fresh picked organic produce and cooking up a storm at home!!!
My dream at the moment is work collaboratively with other matrescentric feminists to be change making in this new emerging field of matrescence.
Meditation/Mindfulness | Motherhood | Parenting | Postnatal | Preconception/Fertility | Pregnancy