Friday, October 30, 2009

vagina to-do list

hold on to your vaginas, folks, because DoulaHara is about to take off. once i can tackle this to-do list, that is...

- order the missing cord for my sewing machine, so i can start on several new product lines (hehe, i'm super excited! don't you wish you knew what they were? stay tuned...)

- finish designing the new website, which will include this blog, a studio tour, press kit, and tons of uterine fun .

- continue marketing DoulaHara wares nationally, so you can run out to your favorite weird-o shop and take a look instead of staring at your damn computer screen all day.

- start booking space at 2010 anarchist bookfairs, zine fests, and maybe a craft fair or two. any suggestions from folks in or around colorado?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Now Available in Portland, OR!

You can now visit In Other Words Women's Books & Resources in Portland, Oregon to pick up a set of our Menstrual Beads or Fertility Charts.
You can also reserve a copy of CUNTastic #1 at any of the 5 branches of the Multnomah County Public Library in Portland.

Thanks to both of these fantastic venues for offering Portland women an opportunity to celebrate their lady parts!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

featured on BabyMakinMachine Blog!

my new 'earthy necklace' set of menstrual beads was featured as a prize for the 400th follower giveaway on the BabyMakinMachine blog!

Future Mama is a married, childless, and non-pregnant woman blogging about motherhood and her long journey toward it, somewhere in the future.  help celebrate the success of her blog and her wonderful community of mamas and mamas-to-be!

Monday, June 8, 2009

tabling success!

tabling at the Portland Anarchist Bookfair was a great success this weekend! we sold a few items, and made fantastic connections with radical shops & distributors all over the region. hopefully this'll translate into DoulaHara & CUNTastic merchandise being sold in a store near you, pretty damn soon!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

portland anarchist bookfair!

on thursday im leaving for portland for the weekend, to attend the portland anarchist bookfair! the infoshop i co-own (confluence books) will be tabling at the bookfair, and my vagina-crafts will be available for all to see (and buy!). if you're in the portland area, make sure to check us out:

June 6 & 7, 2009 (Sat & Sun)
Liberty Hall - 311 N Ivy Portland, OR 97227

The Axiom Collective is hosting the first annual Portland Anarchist Book Fair. This two day event will feature over 20 collectives and organizations offering a a wide range of radical, feminist, and revolutionary literature, art, and ideas.This event is FREE to attend. Childcare will be provided.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

illegal placentas?

i read an article this morning about a Miami birth center being raided by federal agents, based on allegations that they had been encapsulating patients' placentas for use to ward off postpartum depression.

yes, i acknowledge that it is illegal to distribute "medicine" that hasn't been approved by the FDA. and no, i do not believe that the midwives at the Miami Maternity Center were doing all the things they are accused of (drying and powdering multiple placentas together at one time, etc.). but take a step back here and think about this for a second...the federal government intervened in a group of women helping other women to use a part of their OWN bodies for their own benefit.

the MMC states that they have never encapsulated placentas for their patients, let alone in an unsanitary manner. instead, they attempted to provide women with the opportunity to benefit from their placentas, without breaking the law, by drying the placentas and then turning them back over to the patients, who can do with them what they choose--encapsulate, bury, eat, throw away, whatever.

is there no space in this culture for traditional medicines, or self-determination, for that matter? i have personally done placenta encapsulation before (check out the pictures and how-to here) and hope to do so again. it's unfortunate that one has to risk their freedom, for the freedom of women to use their placentas as they choose.

Monday, May 11, 2009

pendants have arrived!

Add Videoyes folks, the long awaited vintage ephemera pendants have arrived! check em out, they speak for themselves...

each pendant begins as a vintage wooden checker piece, and is carefully transformed into a handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pendant. the pendants feature illustrations from vintage anatomy books, and are sealed and coated for protection.