Mother's Day Across Bars is a campaign to honor the many mothers in our community who live at the intersections of incarceration and motherhood.
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PBP works with members inside and out to develop leadership, writing and facilitation skills. This work takes time, and the foundation depends on solid and authentic relationships. Mariposa, a member of Prison Birth Project’s Childbirth Education group, recently told the group:
“I’m ready to leave here and do this work. Sure I’m scared to leave this group that I trust and [that] knows me—but I know that you all have my back wherever I am. I also feel like I know how to find these spaces now—or create them with my friends, just talk about our health care, the way we are treated, the ways that normal things that happen to us—they’re not normal, they are abuse and cause us pain that we need to heal from. This group has let me scream, shake, move, cry...try to get some of that out of me, not carry everything, always. I’m thankful for that.”
PBP continues to work hard on creating a solid ground from which to build up. We do this because we know that our participation in the larger reproductive justice movement depends on our ability to work in a sustainable way and to continue building essential relationships that put the voices of those most effected at the forefront of creating long lasting change!
“I’m thankful I’m out of here, but my heart is with you women -- you women are strong. We have to be strong to be here and endure and then go back into the world and not be broken people. You doulas have to be strong to fight with us and always have our back. Who would have thought that we could all be this bad ass?”
We invite you to continue building with us! We will continue to have each others’ backs. We will continue to work in solidarity, to listen, and to fuel a powerful movement for lasting change.
You will hear from us again over the coming weeks as we launch our first ever video! Please help us spread the word by letting your friends know about the work of PBP with our new video, our Mother's Day Messages and how to donate.