BOLD is a global arts-based movement inspiring communities to create childbirth choices that are woman-centered and support women’s choices in childbirth. Initially called Birth on Labor Day, it was founded in 2006 by playwright Karen Brody. Brody offered cities around the world the opportunity to perform her documentary-style play called BIRTH as part of BOLD. Her goal was to use the play to “make maternity care mother-friendly.” Performances and community talk-backs use theater as a social change model to raise awareness and money to improve childbirth choices for mothers. This play reaches over 20,000 women, men and children every year through local events all over the world.
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Birth is a documentary-style play based on over one hundred interviews Karen Brody conducted with pregnant mothers across America about their birth experiences. It tells the true stories of 8 women painting a portrait of how low-risk, educated women are giving birth in America today. (from boldaction.org)
Birth reveals the lives of low-risk women in labor as they confront coercion in hospitals and discover strategies for experiencing a powerful birth experience. The stories of these 8 women have inspired audiences all over the world to start demanding a childbirth model of care that is compassionate, personal, and woman-centered!