We invite you to join us on Saturday, October 29th, 2022, for this FREE event as the community gathers in VIRTUAL space from 9:30am to 4:30pm EST toengage in sharing, learning, releasing and healing at the 8th Annual Mother Wit Conference: "Birthing With Gravity: Shifting the Weight, Restoring the Balance".
Experience inspirational panelists, workshops and presentations, as well as a Power-FULL keynote address from Erica Hart, which will co-create a powerful virtual space for community healing. Enjoy our signature, "Red Tent" Healing Space the night before on Friday, October 28th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST and again from 8:45am-9:30am EST on the morning of the conference to support mind, body, spirit release and restoration for women, men and families.
The Advancement of Reproductive Innovation Through Art & Healing (A.R.I.A.H.)
In recent years, there has been a resurgence and a reconceptualization of rituals, traditions and practices that honor the power of the womb and the beauty of birthing. Birthing people from all walks of life have recognized the importance of returning to their roots and the need to give voice to the holistic aspects of conception, pregnancy and childbirth. This reawakening to the ways of our ancestors, is providing a gateway for Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) to have safe, culturally aligned and inclusive birthing experiences.
Whether they are doing home births, yoni steams, blessing ways or standing, kneeling or squatting while giving birth, BIPOC people across America have been restoring balance and order to their lives by creating sacred spaces, ceremonies and birthing plans that act as a bridge between the past, the present and the future.
During this year's Mother Wit Conference, we will “go back and fetch” the traditions and experiences of rites of passage that were stripped of BIPOC birth people and their communities. We will name and re-energize the traditional birthing practices of our ancestors to ensure that BIPOC have the final say about how, when and where their babies are brought into the world.