Jill from The Unnecesarean attended a lecture by Penny Simkin recently at UCSD Medical Center, and she's recorded and shared her notes from the lecture here:
Penny Simkin is one of my heroes. I've read some of her books, and I admire her for her work with childbirth and in helping to establish doulas all over the world to support women in labor and birth.
Here's a very short bio from Jill:
"Penny Simkin is a physical therapist, co-founder of DONA, doula and childbirth educator who emphasizes the importance of providing women with compassionate care in labor."