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I am a sucker for a good story, and when that story is about how a woman started a movement for radical moms, I’m all ears.
That’s why when I got the opportunity to interview Mel Lubey, the founder of Radical Mother, I was ecstatic.
Mel’s journey started after she gave birth to her son, Isaac. After maternity leave, Mel went back to her work in advertising but felt disconnected, and uncertain if she wanted to say on her current path.
During that time, Mel visited a friend a few days after she had given birth to her first child. When she arrived, Mel found incredible joy in helping her friend navigate new motherhood. After that experience, she decided to become a birth and postpartum doula so she could support more women during motherhood.
But Mel’s story doesn’t end there.
A short time after becoming a doula, Mel realized that she was ashamed of her struggles as a new mom. She never thought she would face these challenges, she thought that was something that happened to other people, not her. She realized that she really needed support but was afraid to ask for it.
This realization broke Mel open. It helped her see that if she was hiding from her own feelings, that other women must be too. This was the moment that the Radical Mother movement was born. The Radical Mother Campaign encourages women to own the decisions they make through motherhood unapologetically by sharing their stories. Now until October 31st, they’ve partnered with Postpartum Progress to help bring awareness around perinatal and postpartum depression.
When Mel created Radical Mother, she created a place of acceptance, where women aren’t judged for their style of motherhood, but rather welcomed for embracing their uniqueness. It’s a place where women come to feel supported and are encouraged to trust themselves.
It is Mel’s heart, passion, and openness that makes me so happy to share her wisdom with you below.