November 16 – 18 2018
We Won’t Bounce Back
To discuss, explore and celebrate postpartum women and the bodies that have created life
WE WON’T BOUNCE BACK: MID DRIFT SHOWING
WE WON’T BOUNCE BACK: AN EVENING OF ART
WE WON’T BOUNCE BACK: SHARE & HEAL
Stork To Cradle Doula Care
Mid Drift Movement
Milk & Honey Photography
I have never been a colour inside the lines kind of girl. I look at the world with a sense of humour, and have never taken off my rose-coloured glasses. This is the kind of art I create. I would rather catch curious faces, eyes full of twinkles, and bellies full of laughs. My style is fun, whimsical, and upbeat. However, I have been known to throw in the odd dark and moody shots. I’m a natural light & studio light photographer, and photograph maternity, newborns and babies & families. As a photographer I crave a connection with my subjects, whether it’s capturing a tender moment between mother and child, catching an inquisitive expression, or reveling in the sleepy sweetness of a newborn. I’ve been featured on multiple covers of Kamloops Momma Magazine, Interior Wellness Magazine, TAOPAN magazine and I was honoured to be featured in an article in Kamloops Business Magazine (July 2011). I’ve been nominated for the Chamber of commerce business excellence awards and am an author and expert on baby safety, and a teacher of thousands of online photography students. I’ve had the honour of photographing over 700 newborns over the last 7 years.
My name is Melissa Charpentier. I’ve been a Kamloops resident since 2003, my specialty is in watercolor. In 2017 after giving birth to my second child and struggling with loving my postpartum body I did a call out to friends and family. I asked them to open themselves up send me a photo, I asked if I could paint the beauty of their stretch marks, soft baby belly’s, their beautiful curves and their stories. My hope was to illustrate a small collection of women but I was overwhelmed with the response I got, it was such fulfilling soul work. Illustrating the beauty in our diversity, in our body’s power to create life. Their stories, their struggles were loving illustrated using ink and gold accents. This series of images, these women helped me build a pillar of self-love not only for others but helped me be kinder to my own postpartum body. I’m honored to have been asked to share these works of art with you. There’s beauty to be found everywhere along the journey of our 4th trimester and beyond.
Tracy Penny Light
Tracy Penny Light is Associate Professor (History) and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program at Thompson Rivers University, Canada. She was previously Director of Women’s Studies and Associate Professor in the Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies and History departments at the University of Waterloo (UW), Canada. Her research explores the medical discourse on gender and sexuality in Canada and the United States in the twentieth century. Recent publications include Bodily Subjects: Essays on Gender and Health, 1800-2000(with Wendy Mitchinson and Barbara Brookes), and Feminist Pedagogy in Higher Education: Critical Theory and Practice (with Jane Nicholas and Renée Bondy).
Jennifer Campbell, also known as “Mama Lion Strong” is a pre & postnatal exercise and health expert, blogger, podcast host and mother. She is the co-founder of Healthy Habits Happy Moms and runs a successful health program Balance365 Life where she helps women tune in to their self worth and feel healthier, happier and stronger – without any of the diet dogma! Jennifer’s passion for what she does is paralleled only by her expert knowledge of the subject. She is all around inspiring and a very welcome addition to these events.
Parents, Mid Drift Co-Founders and Filmmakers
Mother, Blogger, and Pre/Post Natal Health Expert
Mother and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Expectant Mother and Clinical Counselor
Mother and Midwife
Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher and Mother of Twins
Your donations will be used to ensure this event is a great success. We believe attention to this subject and cause is much needed to encourage a positive change in how postpartum women see themselves and are seen by others.