Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. ~Brene Brown
my surrogate son’s 29th birthday. I’m en-couraged….
by recent research showing that mothers and their children carry each other’s cells throughout their lives. I haven’t seen my surrogate son since shortly after his birth. News of this research creates a feeling of connection that I can hold onto [alongside so many other birth mothers who haven’t been in touch with their children].
This same news also makes me feel more vulnerable somehow…
I’m pregnant and carrying this news but at the same time am no closer to knowing how he is, what his life has been like over the last 29 years.
Does he know our story and how he came to be?
I’ll be posting parts of my memoir on medium.com
My personal “archival memoir project” includes a written memoir, performances, collection of images, dreams, and letters inspired by the birth of my surrogate son in 1987. A series of dreams and meaningful connections led me to the realization that my memoir was not meant to be a solo performance. Instead, I realized I was being called to tend a play-based, archival memoir project that will help others share their own personal and collective stories to create meaning and purpose in the lives of many individuals and communities.
My project includes written memoir, images, and performance. Another project might include film, visual art, and music. Yet another might include drawings, puppets and poetry. Another, a scientific research project, dance and coloring books. There are so many ways a life can be told … come and explore and discover YOUR STORY. and its POSTPARTUM [or what you learned as a result of your experience, collecting of treasures, life experience].
Listen on ‘Creativity in Play’ as I share more about the Archival Memoir Project and Active Dreaming.