THE MOTHER OF ALL RALLIES
Homebirth Rally 7 September 2009, Canberra ACT
Recently, on a very cold, wet and dull Canberra day, my close friend, her four year old daughter and myself joined more than 2000 others to protest against federal government plans that would see homebirthing effectively made illegal.
Our participation began listening to Fluer Magick, an Indigenous woman, perform a special welcome ceremony at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, in front of Old Parliament House. Despite the weather the mood was determined and jubilant amongst the crowd. It was amazing to be part of this energy.
We then marched up the hill to the lawns of new Parliament House, and gathered – under a sea of umbrellas – Continue reading