There are not many things that are more representative of our Valley than our music. My Guest today Saint Soldier, is, like many of us, an immigrant to Canada, originally from India. His work is collaborative, beautiful, and both soft and energetic at the same time. Leaning more towards smooth grooves than the American influences of the big name hip-hop artists, he has carved out a niche for himself that has broad appeal, while staying true to his culture and his roots. His lyrics are thoughtful, grateful, and positive. He has also taught the art of spoken word poetry in local middle schools, to kids of all cultures.
Supporting a community happens in so many ways, both large and small. Perhaps it’s about fostering education through scholarships and grants, perhaps it’s about sharing our heritage stories, and let’s not forget supporting programs for youth, including sports, nutrition, camps, and so much more. The people behind many of these community building programs in the City of Abbotsford is the Abbotsford Community Foundation. This one organization funds a truly surprising number of programs all across the spectrum of things for kids from one day to one hundred, and more!
In this episode, we talk with Abbotsford Doulas Stephanie Penner and Michelle Short of Wildflower Birth Collective about modern home births, options available to women in the birth process, how important it is to be your own advocate, and all that pressure about birth, nursing, and parenting.