Category: <span>media appearance</span>

Vertical Birth w/ AMUPAKIN in Ecuador

It was a pleasure contributing to Stance’s recent podcast on vertical birth w/ AMUPAKIN in Ecuador. It is in Ep. 44: Musician Genesis Owusu; Pandemic Birthing w/ Maiysha Campbell Kramer & Milli Hill; Pregnant: Visible and Invisible Disabilities; Vertical Birth w/ AMUPAKIN in Ecuador. Here in the words of Stance: “…We speak with Ofelia, Olga and Maria, Kichwa midwives from the Association of Kichwa Midwives of Upper Napo (AMUPAKIN) about Ecuadorian indigenous birthing practices including vertical birthing which … …

Vulnerable Amazonian communities?

On May 7, 2020, I appeared briefly on ABC’s RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas. She asked me about the situation for indigenous people in the Amazon with regards to the pandemic. It is difficult to talk about ‘vulnerable Amazonian communities’. Firstly, the Amazon is huge and diverse. There are people living in isolation from civilisation deep in the forest; there are indigenous people living in cities; and everything in between. Secondly, like anywhere else in the world, some … …