Monday, September 21, 2009

The Final Phase

Hello everyone! Happy Equinox!

We are now entering the final phase of our Bearing Witness project. We have 38 wonderful submissions now being edited and preparing to go to print. We are hoping the book will be launched early next year.

Together we have made this book into something absolutely incredible. This book will be a significant piece of work to raise the general understanding and awareness of what a doula is and what we bring to a birth. It speaks strongly and honestly to women's experience of birth today in modern maternity care. This book will have a wide audience of both birth professionals but also the general public. What our contributors have chosen to discuss and bring to the table with their poetry and their stories and their humour and their disappointments is an engaging, thought provoking, and very readable book.

One last final call for authors - we could still squeeze some pieces in if we receive them by September 25. See the first blog post for submission guidelines.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Lisa Doran
Lisa Caron


  1. Thank you both for working so hard to ensure protection of rights to our own work. So many people don't understand the value in this, and I'm so grateful you do!

    Blessings on the project as it moves forward...


  2. I'm very excited to read this book. How do we know if our submission was accepted?

  3. I can't wait! I'm so excited for this project!