Robinson is one of over 20 volunteers for The Doula Project, a New York City-based nonprofit organization. The organization was started in 2007 as a way to provide caregivers to women undergoing abortions. In the words of the project’s mission statement, their doulas offer “all of the benefits of what is typically known to be the territory of birth doulas: pain management and relaxation techniques, information and education about pregnancy, and above all, emotional support and empathy.”
In 2009, the project expanded to encompass birth-work as well, though the majority of their clients are still women terminating pregnancies.
Such a wonderful, thoughtful interview. I am amazed and inspired by Annie Robinson’s wisdom and courage.
Thanks to Sarah for the link, and for understanding me so well.