CULTURAL APPROPRIATION… Do NOT steal my culture please!

Written by Layla B. (aka Umm Muawiyah) CULTURAL APPROPRIATION!  I want to have a discussion about this, not a debate, as this is something important in general, but in the birth world it is essential. If you search on google, this is what Cultural Appropriation is defined as: “the adoption or use of the elements of one culture by members…

For Teta’s & Roses

I have been trying to stimulate my creative spirit more lately. The other night, I was inspired in my sleeplessness to write after my first joure rose (damascus rose) bloomed. This particular rose was gifted to my by an Armenian-Syrian grandmother who is a friend of my mother’s here in LA. She brought it herself all…