TheMilkinMama has been featured in many news publications. In March of 2016, my birth photo went viral. The photo shows me giving birth to my daughter by myself on my bed; it was taken by my husband. To celebrate her first birthday and the anniversary of this astonishing event, I posted it to a private, closed group on Facebook dedicated to talking about childbirth, NYC Birth. Another member of the group reported it for violating Facebook's community standards, so it was removed, and I was subsequently blocked from Facebook. New York Magazine contacted me asking to tell the story and publish the photo. After careful consideration, my husband and I agreed. Shortly thereafter, publications around the world picked up the photo. It's been seen and written about in the US, the UK, Australia, Italy, Latin America, South America, Israel, and Taiwan, just to name a few. Soon after, I shared the much-longer, more meaningful story behind my birth with an incredible mama-reporter. You see, my experience of my birth was directly connected to a major trauma I experienced as a teenager. I believe that healing from that tragedy was the reason I was able to birth my baby by myself. As my story got out, word about TheMilkinMama spread, and soon, publications began writing about my mission to spread the knowledge of hand expression to mamas around the world.
Read below to find out more!
The Daily Mail featured TheMilkinMama and our expansion.
This article in Elle.com that tells the story behind my birth photo. You may need tissues for this one.
In June 2016, Mamamia of Australia gave me the opportunity to share my story in my own words. You can read it here.
The Daily Mail shares the important parts of my story.
Kidspot's take on the deeper story is here.
Read the article that started it all in New York Magazine.
Read Cosmo's take.
Read Mashable's article on empowerment. See why Padma Lakshmi tweeted about me!
Read about me in Kidspot, Australia's largest parenting website.
Read Pop Sugar's perspective.
See what Huff Post UK had to say.
Check out the ladies of The View discussing my story.
Some thoughts from SheKnows.
Un punto de vista de Telemundo.
An article I can't read on my own from Brigitte, the largest women's magazine in Germany.
Another perspective from Mamamia, Australia's leading online magazine for women.
Take a look at Refinery29's perspective on this.
Mom.me has the latest.
Keep your eyes out for more of TheMilkinMama online!