My upcoming album has a round on it, “Waitlist Lullaby.” Originally, @jimbryson and I recorded it with my voice singing all three parts, but realized: of course it should be three different voices telling the story. This afternoon, @ansleysmusic and @mosaintj recorded the two other parts. I didn’t know how it would turn out — I asked them both because I love each of their voices so much, but we’ve never sung together — and the result is SO beautiful I can barely stand it. I’m so honoured to have these two on this album and can’t wait to share it!! Thanks to @jeepersa for recording in his sweet studio.
Beautiful view at Cheltenham Badlands
Happy 13th, Emmett ❤️💔❤️
I am hugging my laptop because I SUBMITTED MY MANUSCRIPT! Hitting send on an email is a low key event after a year’s work and 59,000 words, and there will be edits and drafts to come — but I am so thrilled and proud and excited and nervous and relieved to reach this milestone. Thank you to Stephanie @transatlantic_agency and watch @douglasmcintyre2013 for “How to Lose Everything” fall 2020! 🤞🏼🥳🙏🏼😭#amwriting #firstdraft #debut #memoir #nonfictionbooks #amputee #grief #makemotherhooddiverse
I wanted photos of my post-preggo body to bookend my maternity photos. I’m so honoured I got to do that with @4thtribodies 🙌🏼 #Repost @4thtribodies ・・・ Christa Couture (40 - she/her) Mother to Sona (2), Ford (would be 10), and Emmett (would be 13)⠀ ⠀ Toronto, ON | Descendant of Plains Cree⠀ ⠀ “I terminated my first pregnancy when I was 24, and I am grateful that I lived in a time and place that access to abortion was available and normalized. At 26, I carried my second pregnancy, and a week after the due-date, I welcomed my son Emmett into the world. He died the following day because of complications during labour and we were heartbroken. At 20 weeks into my third pregnancy, the baby was diagnosed with hypoplastic left-heart syndrome. He was born full-term and into a life of intensive medical care. He died at 14-months-old following a heart transplant, and we were beyond heartbroken. The abortion, to me, was a kind of loss, but desired. The deaths of my sons remain deeply painful losses. Their presence in the past and absence in the present are deeply entwined in my identity.⠀ ⠀ How has parenthood impacted your body image?⠀ ⠀ Parenthood has powerfully impacted my body image. As a person with a disability, there have been so few role models in parenting, that I could find, and in ways I felt isolated learning about my pregnant disabled body on my own, but in other ways, I was empowered to define the experience for myself. How does disabled pregnancy look in my body? How does disabled parenting look in my body?⠀ ⠀ After the deaths of my sons, I cherished the evidence of their existence in my postpartum shape. Proof in stretch marks, the os, a cesarean scar. At the same time, I struggled with doubt and resentment -- that my body had somehow been responsible for the losses. That I had failed. After the birth of my daughter, the sense of achievement and awe in my body was nurtured, and I love that my body bears the marks of all three of my children.⠀ ⠀ Being a parent has been a complicated experience of intense pain and intense joy, physically, emotionally, spiritually... ...Go to @4thtribodies’s post for the full read!
I am very excited and honoured to have an essay in this collection edited by Carla Bergman / @emmatalks. Pre-order now! . #Repost @touchwooded ・・・ We are thrilled to be working with carla bergman to release her new anthology, Radiant Voices: 21 Feminist Essays for Rising Up Inspired by EMMA Talks. It available for pre-order online and at your favourite bookstore now, and will be on shelves October 2019. #RadiantVoices is a collection of essays inspired by @EMMATalks, a speakers’ series committed to amplifying the voices of thinkers, activists, scholars, artists, and community builders who are also women-identified, trans, and gender-nonconforming folks. From #IdleNoMore to #BlackLivesMatter to the #MeToo movements and more, one thing is certain: There is a burgeoning collective desire to hear non-dominant voices in subtle, curious, generative ways. Through engaging essays by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Silvia Federici, Vivek Shraya, Chief Janice George, dr. amina wadud, Astra Taylor, and others, seasoned writers align with emerging writers who share from a worldview that promotes anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-ageism, and anti-ableism, and much more. Themes of connection, rediscovery, creating, social justice, celebration, and matriarchy are revealed in these 23 essays. This is an era in which voices and stories from the margins can be publicly shared en masse. Now is the time to celebrate the eruption of all these radiant voices. . . . . 📙 by @joyfulcarla #feminist #feminism #feministessays #feministauthors #feministwriters #feministliterature #socialjustice #EMMATalks #bookstagram #instabooks #igbooks #booksofinstagram #booksofig
Always magical 🌈🌈
It’s a perfect day.