The Birth Visionary Podcast

The Art of Birth Advocacy with Cristen Pascucci

June 07, 2021 Jennifer Dunatov Season 1 Episode 8
The Birth Visionary Podcast
The Art of Birth Advocacy with Cristen Pascucci
Show Notes

Cristen Pascucci is a former political and media consultant, now an advocate for human rights in childbirth.  Since 2012, she has worked to put obstetric violence in the news and amplify birthing people's stories, as well as worked closely with birth lawyers to defend and advance their rights.  She is the founder of Birth Monopoly and in production on a documentary film called Mother May I, which highlights obstetric violence, birth trauma, and the monopoly on birth that keeps us limited to abusive systems.

In this episode we talk about the art of communicating in advocacy work.  We discuss Cristen's upcoming documentary, the power of visual mediums, and the various ways her work is presented.  Other topics discussed include: obstetric violence, medical education reform, implications surrounding the buzz phrase "trauma informed," and Cristen's perspectives on what's missing in the birth advocacy community.   Cristen gives practical advice about seeking support and establishing boundaries in advocacy work to minimize secondary trauma.

Learn more about Cristen and her work/resources at birthmonopoly.com and @birthmonopoly