The Doula Experience
The Doula Experience

The Doula Experience

"In this issue, we look to the New-Mother for wisdom. The launchpad of our discussion is the new-mother journey of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. I wish to be clear that what follows is an  examination of Beyoncé in her mythic proportion, her archetype as expressed in her art and public statements on the subject. Her own private personal journey I do not pretend to know anything about. I approach this discussion from the lunar perspective, drawing familiar parallels between pregnancy and the moon cycle. I.E. Pregnancy is the Wax, birth is the full moon, and postpartum or new-mother is the wane. I argue that moon-wisdom comes to us through Beyoncé's redefinition of the wane by how she conducted her new-mothering experience. what is this elixir available to us during the wane? In this issue we endeavor to find out."

Written by Janna Blair Slack

28 pages