One of the highest expectations for women from all cultural, spiritual and socioeconomic backgrounds is that they will “conceive” and “reproduce” life in the form of children. It is also presumed that every woman will conceive, choose to go through with her pregnancy, will carry the pregnancy to term and subsequently experience the magic and bliss of giving birth and being a mother. This misconception about conception, birth and motherhood has rendered women, who have not had these experiences or made these choices, silent, and, this silence has created a dark chasm where women, their stories and experiences have been hidden and their healing process has been blocked.
The Mother Wit Conference aims to offer people of all ages a safe and engaging environment to give voice to their experiences with infertility, miscarriages, abortions and post-partum depression so that the cycle of silence can be broken and the healing journey can begin.
Date: April 5, 2014
Location: The National Black Theater of Harlem (2031 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10035)
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