Merrill Melideo is a woman who cares. About the world, her family and the community of women we call ‘mothers’. Honest and sweet, this interview gives us all permission to enjoy motherhood for what it is, to celebrate that we are all different, to be vulnerable and to seek community.
Pheonix Wild is a wounded woman healed, a powerful new mother, and a rebel for the people. She speaks loudly about things that matter. She speaks out for women, for nursing mothers, for new parents and for a better America. We chat with Phoenix about finding strength in your own voice, the social pressure to ‘bounce back’ and how creating a family should be more abundance and less restriction. May feeding our children in America not be remembered as a cultural movement but rather, a human right. Did you have a perspective on breastfeeding before you became a mother, and what does it mean to you now? I was so oblivious before. I’d never seen a woman breastfeed until I started. I’m...
Natalie is a new mother to 5 month old Finn. She’s an Australian actress living in LA, with 15 film and television credits to her name and a crystal-infused aromatherapy line to be released this year. We chat to Natalie about the life giving power of nature, her love/hate relationship with technology, the spiritual awakening that is motherhood, her love for Australia and living with gratitude. Legend has it that all the stars in the sky came from milk sprayed out of the breasts of the goddess Juno. Hence, we call our galaxy the Milky Way. What does being a ‘conscious mama’ mean to you, and what does it mean in day to day life? Being a conscious mama means...
Rebecca is a model, new mum to beautiful baby girl Arabella Rose, and partner to champion surfer Taj Burrow. Today they’re basking in the bliss of their ‘little slice of heaven’. We chat to this gorgeous woman about birthing in water, her ultra supportive man, her milk ‘coming in’ and why her mum insists she eats soup.
We chat to Brittany about raising a baby solo, planning to fail at breastfeeding, feeding on demand, why it’s OK to cry and the importance of your village (and your morning coffee).
Haddas Ancliffe is a young mama with a progressive and gracious approach to fashion, motherhood and more recently, media attention. We chat to Haddas about ‘that’ viral pic of her breastfeeding at a wedding, being a young mama, breastfeeding in public and her perfect day.
In part 2 of our interview with Shanay, we chat about her work as a doula, home birthing, her own birth experience, and why she ‘wanted to do it straight again after’.
Christine Fadel is Brooklyn based mother, blogger and foodie. Her blog, The C Word is a rare glimpse into the bare bones reality of motherhood. It’s beautiful, inspiring and heartfelt - it’s not written as a joke, but it’s ‘funny because it’s true’. We chat to Christmas about nursing through postpartum depression, pumping, blogging, introducing solids, tasting breastmilk and why ‘don’t be an asshole’ is the core value that covers pretty much everything. You’re currently nursing your little girl Edie, how is it going? Currently, it’s going great - much better than I expected considering the first few months. I feel like we’re just now getting to that stage of nursing where it feels easier and less demanding, allowing me to enjoy...
We chat to breastfeeding trailblazer Alyssa about how women can stimulate lactation without pregnancy, her personal experience breastfeeding both biological and adopted children, and the role fo breastfeeding in attachment, nutrition and health.
Shanay Hall is mum to 3 year old Iyla. She’s modelled for Russh, Vogue and Zimmerman, lived in Perth, Sydney, New York and Berlin, and is currently in the process of starting a birth doula agency. Oh, and she’s only 25.