Birth on Labor Day
What do mothers
want? What do mothers deserve? These and other tough
explored in Birth the Vagina Monologues of childbirth.
Association of Southern California (DASC) will performing this
amazing play at 2:00
p.m. at the Electric Lodge in Venice on Sunday,
free to invite your
favorite doctors, nurses and midwives!
Similar to The Vagina Monologues' success around the world in
to end violence
against women, BOLD performances of Brody's play, which
have more than
doubled in number since last year, are being performed in
the world as part of a movement to improve birthing
options and safety
for mothers. In 2006, BOLD's first year, performances
of Birth raised over
$10,000 for local maternity care groups. This year
BOLD expects that
number to more than triple.
Created by mother, BOLD co-founder, and playwright Karen Brody,
been called "the
naked truth about childbirth" by City Lights Theatre
Company in San Jose,
California. The story of eight women, Birth delivers
experience that melds the unbridled hilarity, the unexpected
poignancy, and the
tragic truth about power in maternity care today.
The cast represents the birthing spectrum from liberal, "My body
bleating Amanda to
strong-willed, no-nonsense Vanessa to career-driven
Natalie and even angry, somewhat deflated Lisa. But at the
cornerstone of each
story lies personal choice. And Janet's epidural,
birth, and Sandy's cesarean section are all on display
It's time to start changing maternity care so it works for
is leading the way.