Ingrid Smith

(She/Her/They/Them)

Autistic. Peer Educator (Carry Australia). Doula.

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Mother of two, Ingrid completed Newborn Mother's Postpartum Doula training in 2019 and has been a Carry Australia Peer Educator since 2015, member of the Doula Network Australia and Vice President at Carry Australia.

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"I’m an advocate for respectful parenting and try each day (with varying levels of success) to listen to my children's needs."

Most days you’ll find me hanging about in a local playground with a long black coffee in hand while scrolling my social feeds, doing school and kinder drop offs, and at home pretending it’s the children who enjoy playdough the most instead of me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2014, the transformative but tumultuous process of becoming a Mother threw chaos into my highly ordered pre-children life. Cast adrift, I struggled without the proverbial village to guide and support me in my new role.                                                   After many months of struggle, I was lucky enough to stumble onto some wonderful women who helped me accept the biologically normal behaviour of my baby.  I was then finally able to begin to enjoy motherhood. My passion is to support families to find a gentle path that suits their individual family culture.

For each new Mother; for birthing people or families, this process will look different. 
Through my own experience of Motherhood, I am now driven to support other Mothers find their path in Motherhood. 
I am always humbled by the strength and beauty I witness in emerging families. Many common threads; joys and challenges, run through families I meet but the love and diversity from one to the next is perpetually stunningly amazing.

Outside of Motherhood and work I am fiercely passionate about social justice. Our planet and Western society is at a vital junction right now. So much injustice is foisted upon our Sisters (not just cis-ters), Black and First Nation people, disabled folk, queer people, children and Mother Earth by the patriarchal, imperialist and capitalist system we live under.
It can often feel overwhelming but inaction and silence only benefit the oppressor.

Outside of Motherhood and work I am
fiercely passionate about social justice.
Our planet and Western society is at a
vital junction right now. So much injustice is foisted upon our Sisters (not just cis-ters), Black and First Nation people, disabled folk, queer people, children and Mother Earth by the patriarchal, imperialist and capitalist system we live under.

It can often feel overwhelming but inaction and silence only benefit the oppressor.

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