to Catherine Young
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Through tears of shock and grief, I am eternally grateful for the work that Cathering so selflessly gave herself to. Support, acceptance, instinctual living. Thank you Catherine and your amazing family. My heart is truly saddened. I feel as if I've lost my best friend...
gentle blessings, Jana
On Canada's 125 anniversary in 1992
Catherine spearheaded a " Breastfeeding Float" for our hometowns
celebratory parade. As the local League Leader at the time she solicited
my help in loading the back of her nieghbours truck with breastfeeding
momma's and their nurslings. With her usual enthusiasm she plastered the
outside of the truck with her posters and we headed off- the media
awaited! We proudly smiled for the local TV station- what a perfect
photo-op we thought! What a shock to see a day later our smiling faces
with the beautiful posters blackened out- it would seem that the
possibility of a " sensitive viewer" being shocked by a nursing
photo was enough to censor.
I wish there were more people as pro-active as you were. Willing to fight the good fight until resolution. Never giving up morals.
I thought you would beat this! I thought you had it licked.
I can't imagine a world without you, the ORIGINAL compleat mother.
I will miss you, though I never had the privilege to meet you.
I was afraid of my impending motherhood. I had very little experience with pregnancy, birthing or babies, and had no idea what to expect. I was confused, nervous and unsure of myself. All I had was mainstream attitudes to learn from. I kept thinking "Oh my god I am going to be a mother, how can *I* be a mother?!?"
One day in desperation, i went to the public library to find books on pregnancy depression. I was looking at pamphlets in the main area, and I spotted a newsprint magazine stuffed in one of the pockets.
It was the Compleat Mother.
I went home and read it cover to cover, and I bawled for the entire time...For the first time ever I knew that I was not the only one who didn't share mainstream ideals concerning birth & childrearing. For the first time I realized that I would indeed breastfeed my baby, have as natural a birth as I could, and instinctively parent my child.
For the first time ever...I said to myself with great hope and joy: "I AM GOING TO BE A *MOTHER!!!*"
Thank you Catherine for your inspiring publication, and your tireless efforts on behalf of millions of babies.
And to hear such sad news...Thank you Catherine for all you have given me....Im sad I never got a chance to meet you IRL. :(
Where has Catherine gone??? I do not receive the print issue of compleat mother (but have read almost all issues through friends or the library). I feel linked to this woman I have never met yet has sooo influenced my mothering.
Catherine was a truly amazing woman. Her heart was full of love for all babies and women in the world and through her total dedication and hard work she created a network of women who were there to inspire and support each other.
The greatest tribute to Catherine will be the continuation of her work, in promoting breastfeeding, natural birth, the Nestle Boycott and, perhaps most important of all, the publication of the Compleat Mother.
She will be sadly missed by all who
had the good fortune to come into contact with her. Her bravery and
kind words of wisdom will stay with me always.
Joy, & Raspberry Leaves
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