“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
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.
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