Some things are just meant to be.
The play BIRTH was beshert.
BOLD was beshert.
And tonight for me, two productions of BIRTH uniting three continent, is like the Cracker Jacks of beshert.
Syracuse, New York will begin their BOLD event tonight by uniting their cast and community with the local people in Gulu, Uganda who are working as part of Village Birth International's mission to empower women and their partners in pregnancy, birth, and motherhood.
BOLD Organizer Aimee Brill will be asking the audience to imagine communities solving their own problems, not the Power Folk fixing their problems. (if ya haven't seen the film Salmon Fishing In Yemen rent it...a great lesson in this)
This is just the Trickle Up I can't stop moving my hips about.
We've got to trickle birth change up, y'all.
We've got to stop acting like we're five years old and know all the answers.
The PEOPLE got the answers.
Just ask 'em & LISTEN.
So tonight from Syracuse to Uganda to...
Whoa, those BOLD women keep leaving me breathless.
Tonight Uruguay brings their message to law makers.
Their next venue is Parliament.
And I'm not talking about a night club with that name. :)
The Uruguayan Parliament is about to have their eyes stretched wiiiiiiide open.
There will be birth sounds!
There will be naked coercion!
"My vagina will never be the same."
There will be kick-butt empowering mantras!
"My Body Rocks!"
There will be vibrating pleasure!
"I did it!"
All this to get Uruguayan legislators to increase birth options.
To let the Perinatal Institute of Uruguay open their doors as a birth center.
A year ago the First Lady of Uruguay cut the ribbon.
Then - no hospital privileges for transporting pregnant women.
The doors to the birth center SHUT.
Uruguayan women deserve more.
Tonight, BOLD Uruguay is gonna show their legislators with this play
what Birth is all about.
from Syracuse, to Uganda, to Uruguay
Pushing for mothers' rights.
Pushing for babies' rights.
Pushing for our sisters, girlfriends, mothers, grandmothers, brothers, fathers, grandfathers
for the Planet.