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WEEKLY ROUND UP: JANUARY 15
Illustration: Erin McPhee
Musician and artist Erykah Badu talks about how and why she became a doula in a recent interview with Pitchfork. Badu has had seven natural at-home births and does not charge for work as a doula. She also discussed how her birth-work also extends into her volunteering at hospices and nursing homes:
“My work as a doula also extends all the way to the end of life. I sit at the bedsides of people who are passing on in hospices or nursing homes, for the people and families who want that kind of thing. When people are going on to the next plateau of whatever this thing is called life, I also want them to breathe easily, even if it’s the last one they take here with us. I guess I’m the welcoming committee and ushering committee.”
Earlier this week feminist art collective Guerrila Girls popped by The Late Show WIth Stephen Colbert:
Friends of Shameless Pio! Centre for Drawing has been featured in enRoute magazine as a must-try spot in Toronto, “Boost your sketching skills – and confidence – in a private workshop with award-winning visual artist and zine-maker Coco Guzman.”
If you’re in Toronto next Friday, come check out Shameless’ Alternative Beauty issue launch!