I love that these photos by @jensquiresphotographer are still being shared 🙌🏼 #Repost @makemotherhooddiverse ・・・ ‘I don’t think conversations around pregnancy are nowhere near being inclusive of the breadth of experiences had. Disability in particular is excluded from these conversations as disabled people are constantly told – directly and indirectly – through television, movies, social media, advertising etc, that they cannot do things which includes being pregnant or parent. As a disabled person who has had three pregnancies, I have found it very challenging to find information/informed support and peers. With my most recent pregnancy, I was lucky that living in a major city meant access to a care team that specialized in supporting bodies with disabilities and I didn’t face any of those barriers in the health care system. Physically, it was very challenging, but mostly I was really missing out on representation. I knew I couldn’t be the only disabled person going through pregnancy, but I felt very alone in the experience.’ - @christacouture speaks with @noa.vee about ‘The need for disability to be included in the pregnancy conversation’ #makemotherhooddiverse #pregnancy #disability
We ❤️ Havelock St.
Recording script for the test broadcast of the new ELMNT FM with my new work crew #workingmom
Someone wants in on the cuddle
My love thinks her dinner plate looks like tonight’s sunset. You be the judge.
Doing a takeover today! Watch my stories at @empowher_ny. Photo by @jensquiresphotographer #Repost @empowher_ny with @get_repost ・・・ Christa Couture (@christacouture ) #EmpowHerNYTakeOver series today! • Christa Couture is an award-winning performing and recording artist, non-fiction writer, and broadcaster. She is also proudly Indigenous, disabled, queer, and a mom. Her fourth album “Long Time Leaving” was released in 2016 on Black Hen Music; her writing has been published in Room, Shameless, Augur, on CBC, and in the anthology “The M Word;” and as a speaker and storyteller, she has addressed audiences for CBC’s DNTO, Moses Znaimer’s conference ideacity, and Imaginate in Port Hope, Ontario. Prairie-raised, Christa spent 17 years in Vancouver and now calls Toronto home. _____________________________________________ Christa Couture (@christacouture) na série #EmpowHerNYTakeOver de hoje! • Christa Couture é uma premiada artista performática e de gravação, escritora de não-ficção e radialista. Ela também é orgulhosamente Indígena, deficiente, queer e mãe. Seu quarto álbum “Long Time Leaving” foi lançado em 2016 no Black Hen Music; sua escrita foi publicada em Room, Shameless, Augur, na CBC, e na antologia “The M Word;” e como palestrante e contadora de histórias, ela dirigiu audiências para DNBC da CBC, ideacity conferência de Moses Znaimer, e Imaginate em Port Hope Ontário. Criada pela pradaria, Christa passou 17 anos em Vancouver e agora chama Toronto para casa. #EmpowHerNY