There are so many opportunities in motherhood for us to reconnect to the ancient wisdom of the divine feminine that we carry in our bones. Shared and passed down from generations before.
My mission is to bring that wisdom in to this modern world for ourselves and the generations that lie ahead of us.
I am a post partum doula living on beautiful Wurundjeri country, Macedon Ranges Victoria, Australia. A single mother who shares my life and home with 3 beautiful children whose presence in my life has been the catalyst to my breakdown and breakthrough
I call myself a steward, here to help women navigate the ever changing terrain of Motherhood through the lens of deep reverence. I am cultivating a community which allows me to connect with the essence of the mother and the divine feminine. I am a musical, whimsical, magical woman.
Motherhood felt like a baptism of fire to me.
After the birth of my 3rd child, post partum depression, anxiety and rage overtook years of my life and I submitted to not asking for help. I went into a place of deep shame, guilt and disconnect from my own physical and emotional needs. I believed that because motherhood was not the joyous and fulfilling experience I kept being sold, I was an inferior mother and woman.
In the deep wells of post partum depression my relationship ended. This propelled me into a period of immense personal growth. It was a dark and murky and there were many times I didn't know if I would be here to tell this story. Through it I found community and realised that this work (and mothering) is my life's purpose.
I have come to see that humans just aren’t designed to fit into the culture of parenting that has evolved. In other words, we aren’t meant to mother alone. I continue to learn through by being with women that mothering is a dance of light and dark. On any given moment, on any given day it is everything all at once.
I trained as a birth and post partum doula, a childbirth educator and a baby wearing consultant so I could be there for mothers, families who want to see this parenting paradigm shift starting with themselves. A shift that sees a little of the ancient wisdom in modern day motherhood.
Now, I refuse to paint a mask over the parts that feel hard, look ugly and I speak the unspoken. No one gains anything by trying to please the masses.
I’ve spent years leaning into my edges and Its an intense, often uncomfortable road. And being witnessed by others in the full mosaic of motherhood helped my find community and a deep reverence for all that I am.
Daily, I seek and hold dear my own needs, boundaries, wellbeing and joy. This pours into my life with my children and the ways I parent with intention and purpose. I do this with ritual, movement food, music and connection. Its far from perfect and its not always pretty.
My healing and growth will never end. I dwell in a place of continual evolution. The unwoven and frayed edges of my life are the ones that give me the most opportunity to expand and reclaim my magic.
I do that with other women prepared to meet their shadows and dance with the otherness. I help shift parenting paradigms, break generational patterns and form new and hopeful ways of living. I continue the work that women have been doing since we came into being. To, witness, hold, love and be an anchor when the waves get rough. But I can’t and I won’t, do it alone.
Are you with me?