Together again!!! dianah and Wendi are teaming up to serve the families of Arizona with love and a lot of laughter! Freedom and the Seed is so excited to have two midwives which means two brains and two beauties and two hearts.
SO. MUCH. LOVE!!!!
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This year I have SO much to be grateful for!
LOVE is number one. I have so much love in my life I can hardly believe my luck. Family, Friends, Mamas, Papas, Babies, Midwives and the list grows… Especially with all the events of the last year, the outpouring of LOVE was mind-blowing!
May love surround you and hold you and sustain you!
Health. The older I get the more grateful I am for the body I was given. I am exceedingly grateful for the healers surrounding me. Each one has effected my life is huge ways. I desire to be a whole person – body, heart and spirit.
May your health grow stronger everyday!
Midwifery. My passion. My profession. I love what I do everyday for every family. It is a joy and a privilege to bear witness of each life crossing the veil. It is a privilege to witness women and men transformed to mothers and fathers. It is a privilege to be let in to the intimate spaces of so many lives.
May you find your passion and privilege!
Challenges. I am eternally grateful for the challenges in my life because that is when growth will occur. AzDHS, my biggest challenge, I am grateful for you.
May you see your challenges as your biggest blessing!
Possibilities. The future is so bright. I sit and wonder everyday what is next? what is possible? Life is full and rich and exciting!
May all your possibilities be at the forefront of your mind, exciting your very being!
Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!!
The out pouring of love and support over the last week has been humbling to say the least! Thank you to all who called, texted, face booked, drew pictures, wrote poems. I felt protected and loved. I never once felt alone.
The case is not closed, so I can not say much. Sorry for the disappointment. I wish I could tell you every beautiful, amazing, difficult, painful, victorious moment but we had to continue for another day due to the length of the witness list and the testimonies given.
What I will say is my lawyer is F*cking awesome!!! Julie is a true barer of justice and fairness. She is eloquent and wise. She is posed and polished. I can not sing her praises enough. She has given and given and given to our cause. Not just to me and other midwives individually but to our very movement. COUNTLESS HOURS! Any other lawyer would have charged us literally $10’s of thousands of dollars. Julie discounts and pro-bonos whenever and however she can. But she still needs paid. There are still court costs. There are still filing fees and transcriptions and court reporters and and and…. It is unbelievable how much it cost to fight for justice. The Dept of Health is using your tax dollars to pay for their lawyers to fight against your midwives. It churns my stomach to think about it. And your midwives, who make pennies have to start campaigns and beg for pro bono work to have defense. THE INJUSTICE!!!
I say all this because going to another day means more money. I am asking for your help now. We have 2 fundraisers going on that you can give through or you can give directly to me or my lawyer. Here are the two online ways… Gofundme Crowdrise
My promise to you is to keep you posted. I promise to let you know when the continuing trial is set for.
Thank you again for all the love! ~ Wendi
I go to court today to fight for each and every woman, mother, family.
I go to court today to say women have the right to bodily autonomy.
I go to court today to fight for mother’s rights to make sound decisions for their body and their baby.
I go to court today to stand up the AZDHS and their stance that woman can not decline certain tests.
I go to court today to say I will not force or coerce my clients into taking tests and receiving treatments THEY DO NOT NEED OR WANT!
I go to court today so women can say no when they mean no.
I go to court today to say I will not abandon my healthy client.
I go to court today to demand continuity of care be the standard of care.
I go to court today for you.
I go to court today for me.
I go to court today for every midwife in this state.
Enough is enough.
Do no harm but take no shit.
Stand with me, and with our collective energy, we can make a powerful change!