Domino, tell us about Domino ?
Oof! Well, for the longest time I identified myself as a musician. That was it. I studied voice and piano in high school, and long before that, back in England, I was the “singer” in my family. I sang in choirs, wrote songs, took lessons. All though my teens and early 20’s I was either perusing music or I was someone’s girlfriend. I’d get lost in relationship drama, then I’d go back to music. I became a mum when I was 24, and it turned my whole world on its head. I was EVERY woman! For the first time in my life I stopped and questioned if it was me or my parents that wanted me to be a musician. After becoming a mum I felt closer to my mother and my sisters. I felt connected to women who were complete strangers in a way I never had. I used to isolate a lot, but now I wanted to be in the world. It was challenging though, because I didn’t recognize my self. I was a musician still, but that was simply a detail! I had to do a real “scan” and ask myself “was this it?!” I became a Birth Doula when my son was 6 months old. After a lifetime of being obsessed by pregnant women and babies, I really thought that eventually Midwifery would be my calling, but Doula work is where I’ll stay… For now;) I just started writing and performing music again in the past few years. It’s so much more fun now! I have much more to say! I started a community center in Williamsburg in 2012, called Carriage House Birth. We offer prenatal and postpartum services. We build a village around new mums and families. It’s just the best! I’m still on call as a birth doula, but less so these days to focus more on my album, I’m also mentoring and teaching other doulas.
Cass, tell us about Cass?
I’m 7 and three quarters. I moved schools this year, so I’m still meeting kids. I like red. I like art class. Batman is my favorite super hero!
Cass, what do you want to be when you grow up?
I wanna own a Lego co. And be a scientist.