“As a “primer” pointing outward to further exploration,The Radical Doula Guide is lovingly crafted and inspirational. It’s definitely a must-have for any (personal or institutional) collection with a focus on reproductive justice issues.” –Anna J. Cook, the feminist librarian
“A must read for anyone interested in doula work or in the birth and parenting community!” –Jillian L. Schweitzer
“An easy-to-understand, inclusive, and short introduction to diversity, privilege, and power issues relevant to providing full-spectrum pregnancy support. I bought a copy because it feels good to have this kind of book within easy reach on my shelf, even though I’m just now exploring an interest in birth activism. The sections on ability, size, and age gave me food for thought.” –Goodreads reviewer Zigforas
“This lil primer covers BIG issues that all my other doula training books seemed to have missed. So glad to have found words for my misgivings with other hetero-normative, gender essentialist, “colorblind” readings. Highly recommend to doulas and future doulas.” -Goodreads reviewer Jenna Walthour
4.39 out of 5 stars on Goodreads!
In August 2012 I published The Radical Doula Guide, a 52 page political primer that addresses the political context of supporting people during pregnancy and childbirth.
The guide provides an introduction to full spectrum doula work—supporting people during all phases of pregnancy, including abortion, miscarriage, birth and adoption—as well as a discussion of how issues like race, class, immigration, gender and more affect our work as doulas. You can read an excerpt of the introduction published at Womens Enews.
Want a copy? Order one online here.
You can also purchase a copy at these local bookstores (and save on shipping!):
Moonpalace Books in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Internationalist Books in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Modern Times Bookstore Collective in San Francisco, California
Left Bank Books in Seattle, Washington
More bookstores coming soon.
Cover design by Joy Liu of Swash Design Studio.