Maria is a young Dené artisan and a single mother, living in the Yukon. She created this GoFundMe to help support her to give birth at home, with the support of a Midwife and an Indigenous Doula.
At Bunky Bambino, we believe that redistribution of wealth to our community, to marginalized folks and other BIPOC birth workers is an essential part of being an ethical business. Especially as we acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh).
In saying and doing so, here are some of the GoFundMe's we have found, donated to and are wanting to share with our families. We believe in redistributing part of our profits year round, but are hoping the holidays and seasonal gift giving are an incentive for folks who are hoping to make it a more regular part of their financial structure.
Next year, we are hoping to honour local initiatives, folks and organizations exclusively. If you have any British Columbia based non-profits, services or birth workers - do let us know in the comments below!
As final reminders, let us continue to redistribute our wealth, do our best to have hard conversations with our communities and loved ones, and maintain openness and willingness to continue growing.
A deeper dive with Emma (owner, birth & postpartum Doula) into social media and our posts. What makes the backbone of Bunky Bambino, filled with tips & tricks, reflections on the birth / postpartum world, and knowledge we think is worth sharing with you all.