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You are invited to listen to true pregnancy, labor/delivery and postpartum stories told by laboring people/mothers, partners/fathers and care providers.



Our continued goal in hosting this event is to create solidarity, strengthen community, and foster self-empowerment. We will do this through hearing and seeing ourselves reflected in the stories of others like us, or those completely different from us! 

Following the show please stay for refreshments and a reception. You will be able to mix and mingle with doulas/birth professionals, the monologue performers and people involved with CVD.

RSVP BELOW: Tickets are $10 - $30 for admission. People who select a “Supporter” ticket will receive a copy of the Birth and...Monologues Zine which includes the program and the Monologues that you will hear. Click here for more information.

Day of admission is OK without an RSVP or donation. Please note we will NOT be able to take any cash at the door. Credit/debit, QuickPay/Zelle/Square/PayPal are acceptable.


Interested in telling your story, having someone else tell it for you or having your story published in our Birth and....Monologues Zine? Please submit your monologue request HERE no later than February 15th. We welcome stories from the pregnant/laboring person/mother, partner/father/doula or care provider (OB's and Midwives)

We are interested in all types of stories; whether you have something funny, sarcastic or sad.

We know that birth can be traumatic as well as bring up old trauma for many of us. And while we are being real about that, we want to not just share stories of wounding, but we also want to know - how do we get through it - individually and collectively? What works!? We welcome stories that, even if they include ordeal and difficulty, also heal, that energize, and that tell us more about you and about ourselves. Tell us a story in your own unique way about something you (or a character you create) did to get through a particularly hard part of labor, birth, or early postpartum. How were you/they transformed? What did you/they find out about yourself? And maybe even tell us: how did family and other community respond to this new person? You can use drama, humor, data, poetry, song, romance, movement, or even metaphor or parable…or any other method of presenting that you can dream up. We look forward to reading and hearing from you. Thank you so much for submitting your piece! 

Any telling or printing of stories will be anonymous if you wish.

Please submit your monologue request HERE. No later than FEBRUARY 14th. 

Questions? Please contact Sonia, programdirector@chicagovolunteerdoulas.org

Please note these stories during the show will cover all ranges of emotions and we are aware that there my be triggers for some people. We will have "Safe People" who are experienced in postpartum and birth trauma available throughout the performance if needed.

 

Thank you to SMACK DAB CHICAGO for providing food and dessert for our event

 

Thank you to The Community Builders for the use of the Oakwood Shores Community Center. CVD will be collecting coffee k-cups and snacks for the Oakwood Shores Community Center. If you would like to join us please bring a box of coffee k-cups (decaf or regular) and non perishable snacks that will be kept at the center.

There will be a donation box at the event. 

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  • March 14, 2020 at 2pm – 4pm
  • Oakwood Shores Community Center
    3825 S Vincennes
    Chicago, IL 60653
    United States
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  • Sonia Collins

Will you come?