Here I am at Kingston and St Georges midwifery conference, 2018. Today there will be ten talks and events exploring the concept 'I Have a Voice' and I’ll be reporting on each of them in ‘Notes on Midwifery Voices’.
I know Kati Edwards as she spoke at the ‘Kindness Conference’ which I organised last year. She is a doula, spoken word poet and passionate advocate for women. Kati shared the documentary she was part of earlier in the day - now she's here to do some spoken word.
In this post, I’d like to share two of Kati’s most famous poems with you as she’s performing on stage right now.
Spoken word poetry combines stories, acting, and rhythm and aesthetics of language, making the messages even more powerful. A midwifery truth which catches us at the height of a poem can impact us in a way in which research papers or powerpoint presentations might struggle to.
We’d love to hear from you - are you here at the conference? What was the most insightful thing you learnt from Kati?
Or what was the best thing you learnt from this post – leave a comment below!