Thursday Apr 28, 2022
I met Jessie four years ago as an attendee at the first of her annual event called Flourishing, held by her non-profit, Mass PPD Fund. While we didn't get a chance to really speak then, the event left an impression on me. Luckily, we connected afterwards and have stayed in touch.
In this conversation, we deviate from our theme of Unlearning so Jessie could share a bit about the fund and her event happening this Friday, May 6th! Jessie and I also talk about the cultural and systemic hurdles that mothers face, the importance of stories and why postpartum mental mood disorders (which includes postpartum depression) is such an important issue.
Mass. PPD Fund is a non-profit focused on supporting and addressing the mental health needs of new parents. Their annual event, Flourishing, which celebrates mothers and survivors as well as providers, is happening virtually this Friday, May 6th at 12PM-1:30PM EDT. The event, which is free with option to donate, will have guest speakers, chances to connect with other mothers and raffles for some really cool items!
Part of what Mass. PPD Fund has done in the past is provide scholarships to birth workers and mental health professionals to attend programs that train them on supporting those facing maternal mental health challenges. The transition into motherhood is no joke. Moms need all the support they can get and Jessie is helping do that. I’m very proud to know her and support this event as an attendee and on the planning committee.
Don't forget to register here for Flourishing happening on May 6th 12pm-1:30pm!
About the guest
Jessie Colbert is the Founder and Executive Director of the Mass. PPD Fund, a non-profit focused on supporting and addressing the mental health needs of new parents. Their annual event, Flourishing, which celebrates mothers and survivors as well as providers, is happening virtually next Friday, May 6th at 12PM EDT. The event, which is free with option to donate, will have guest speakers, chances to connect with other mothers and raffles for some really cool items!
Learn more about Jessie and Mass PPD Fund at www.massppdfund.org/ and connect with her on Instagram @massppdfund.
About the host
Lisa Chin (she/her/hers) believes that knowing ourselves is central to being happy and fulfilled. This podcast is about the observation and examination of self - exploring all the things that make us who we are. Why? Because the better we understand ourselves, the more good we can do in the world.
Lisa creates and podcasts from the traditional and unceded land of the Nipmuc and Massachusett tribes in a town outside Boston, MA.
To learn more about Lisa, her writing as well as opportunities to work with her, visit www.lisaforreal.com. Feel free to send her an email or DM her on Instagram @reclaimingmotherhood with your thoughts of an inspired life.