Since this is the beginning, it seemed to make sense to start with birth. We did throw around a couple of other themes, but we kept coming back to birth…the arrival of a baby, the making of a mother.
Having never put together an e-magazine before, we acted very much like first time mothers: relying heavily on Google for guidance, growing more and more excited as our baby began to take shape.
We compiled a list of contributors and emailed them, asking them to write a piece on birth. Other than that one word, we gave them very little guidance. The variety of responses was exactly what we were hoping for. Like birth, they are all different and they are all powerful.
The magazine is 94 pages of heartfelt words and stunning photographs, all on the topic of birth.
Contributors include Bron Bates, Chad Hope, Claire Obeid, Beth MacDonald, Elle Rampling, Jane Lyrstedt, Jessie Hope, Katie Rainbird, Bettina Rae, Lucille Loveday, Stacey Roberts, Steph Dahl, Bron Maxabella, Rachel Wiley, Maet Pearson, Emily Berlach, Vanisha Mishra-Vakaoti, Milma Davidson, and Caitlin Dyer.