Rachel, the author of The Beginning of Motherhood blog, has announced a birth essay contest. Here is her description:
"I am wanting to compile some essays on birth and the meaning behind birth, so I am offering a contest. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to The Kura Door, a holistic Japanese Spa in Salt Lake City, Utah. Submit an essay, any length, with these ideas in mind:
- How has birth changed your perspective on life in a positive way?
- How has overcoming the difficulties and trials in birth helped you to grow in a positive way?
- How has birth provided meaning to your life as a woman and a mother?
The deadline is Aug. 15, 2009. Also, just as a heads up, I will probably be doing this periodically if different areas also (ie media, photography etc.)"