I’ve known artist Jessica Clements for a while, but it was a thrill this week to attend the symposium she organized and to see her MFA thesis exhibit of birth paintings on the campus of George Mason University, right in the middle of the Johnson Student Center. Talk about bringing art and activism to the people! Folks standing in line for lunch got a full view of her fabulous paintings of natural childbirth.
“Perinatal: A Symposium on Birth Practices and Reproductive Rights” was an amazing event. It was great to see moms and babies on the college campus in addition to the empowering feeling of being with so many people doing so much important work. See Crunchy-Chewy Mama regarding a woman being denied a VBAC.