A play about birth sparks a movement to be BOLD...

In 1999, after having her first child, writer and women's empowerment leader Karen Brody met an alarming number of low-risk mothers having babies with a high level of interventions. In response to what she noticed Karen was determined to use her skills as a writer to let mothers voices tell the story of birth today.  She wrote the play Birth, a documentary play about how low risk women were giving birth, and in 2006 the play kick started BOLD, a global movement to raise awareness and money to improve birth.

 

BOLD San Francisco 2008 photograph: Lexine Alpert