H O L D I N G S P A C E .
TODAY right at this moment some folks I have love for are sitting in a day long test. The North American Registry of Midwives #NARM
This test is used by most states to certify and license midwives in North America. For some just getting to this part is a feat, let alone the expense to take it.
After #midwiferyschool #apprenticeship #clinicals #didactic #sacrifices all.the.money. and unfortunately the #racism
This test represents the last lap, hurdle, before the REAL work begins... .
#tbt to the baby who started it all for me, and her badass mama who was recording vocals in the sound booth while having contractions! There were easily 20+ family and friends there, and the midwives were chillin' knitting in the corner. I was so proud of my cousin, of her husband, of her children who loved up on her even while this beautiful baby girl was #crowning .
#tbt to this moment in class at midwifery school, with bright RED #yarnlocs in silent protest after a white student's money & experience was valued over my physical & emotional safety.
Her racist comments and behavior *almost* made me leave #midwiferyschool
I *almost* put hands on her but was reminded by family what state I was in. 😒 .
So my #tbt is dedicated to all the folks taking the #NARM today, cause just getting to this point is so emotional for US.
For those who wanted to take it but are still saving up for it.
For the folks who are taking it again, and stressed by it.
If you pass or if you fail, this does not define you.