Carrie Lee Ferguson

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People from all over the world gather today for the largest global meeting of the decade focusing on the health and well-being of girls of women.  The Women Deliver Conference, kicks off in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and I sit at my computer in my backyard and wonder, like everyone else: what can we do to improve the condition for the girls and women of the world? It’s only when I move out… Read More

The other day I got to watch birth happen.  I got to watch a woman pull up all the strength inside of her and use it to bring a newborn child into the world.  I got to remind this woman of that strength when in her mind, she didn’t think it possible.  I got to watch her body do what it knows how to do, and held witness as her body taught… Read More

Today I am wondering about power.  I am thinking about how empowered the American woman claims to be.  We have, after all, made huge strides in the workplace, and have brought certain women’s health issues, breast cancer, for example, to the attention of everyone (including the National Football League!)  When we compare ourselves to other cultures where things like sex trafficking, female genital mutilation, acid burning and child marriage exist, we feel… Read More

The time is ripe for improving the status of motherhood in this country.  While we’ve become more empowered in our right to choose whether or not we want children and how we balance family life, we’ve not fully claimed our power in the way it all begins: birth. You would imagine that living in the wealthiest country in the world, our right to a positive and safe birth experience would be a… Read More

Fate. Providence. The Universe Conspiring.  The Impulse of Evolution. The Journey of the Soul.   It doesn’t matter to me what you call it.  All I know is that a couple years ago, my journey toward some unknown destiny began.  It looked, back then, as if I were coming apart.  And I guess you could say I was- I was in pieces, my head reasoning I must be crazy- how could I possibly… Read More