The Gate-Keepers: A Portraiture Project
This is a portraiture project, documenting the “gatekeepers” of a growing movement regarding positive birth experiences in our country. My aim: to promote those who are enabling women to identify with their power and femininity and therefore normalize birth and the body.
These are their stories / anecdotes / opinions about what they do and how they see it…accompanied by my portraits and some general information on each sitter.
Sian Williams is a prenatal Vinyasa yoga instructor, a doula, and a baby massage instructor at Glow Prenatal Yoga in Cape Town.
“My doula journey began with the birth of my divine son, North in 2013. That was the moment I chose to support women during one of the most phenomenal phases of their life; pregnancy & birth. I absolutely honor the gift of fully supporting and guiding women on their chosen journey to embrace the process of pregnancy and birth from a deeper, more meaningful place within. This spiritual and sacred journey of pregnancy and birth that is bestowed upon women is an opportunity to tap into their profound and powerful wisdom nestled deep inside the layers of their existence, their minds, their hearts, and to truly follow their intuition for the birth that they desire.”“I wish to see for every birthing womanmore trust, less rushmore confidence, less fearmore research, less doubtmore ‘how, why?’, less ‘okay’more compassion, less external pressuremore voice, less silenceHowever, the ultimate wish for my birthing goddesses is the very wish of their own.”
• (I invite more participants to join the project, you are welcome to email me for more information).