There’s something very exciting that I’ve been meaning to tell all of you about — well, a lot of things, actually, but I can only tell you about this one for today — but I’ve been so busy working offline for Postpartum Progress that I hadn’t gotten to it yet.
You may have noticed that this week’s posts here on Postpartum Progress were written by Warrior Mom Jen Gaskell. Jen is part of the brand-spanking new, amazingly talented Warrior Mom Leadership Team. The WMLT features a group of survivors and bloggers who have been dedicated over the years to raising awareness of postpartum depression and all other perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. They will be blogging all year long on Postpartum Progress, sharing their wisdom and experience. I am beyond thrilled that each and every one of them said yes, because you can’t find a better group of peer advocates. I’m sure many of you already read their blogs and follow them on Twitter, and if you don’t you should.
It has taken me nearly ten years to create an editorial team here at Postpartum Progress, mainly because this is my baby and because I knew it had to be a group of women that would bring the utmost in quality, care, trustworthiness and authenticity to this space. Women who have shown dedication to helping other pregnant and new moms struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Women who have been through this and come out on the other side. Oh and, of course, women that know how to write. I’ve found them.
So … [insert drumroll here] … announcing the Warrior Mom Leadership Team (in alphabetical order):
Jenni Chiu MommyNaniBooBoo
Cristi Comes Motherhood Unadorned
Esther Dale Through The Tunnel
Robin Farr Farewell Stranger
Jen Gaskell Tranquila Mama
Christina Gleason Well In This House
Lauren Hale My Postpartum Voice
Jaime Harker James And Jax
Lindsay Maloan With A Little Love and Luck
Jennifer Marshall Bipolar Mom Life
A’Driane Nieves Butterfly Confessions
Susan Petcher Learned Happiness
Alexandra Rosas Good Day Regular People
Diana Stone Diana Wrote
Anne Marie Tonyan Lindsay Do Not Faint
Miranda Wicker Finding Walden
We may be adding a few more to the team, but for now I hope you’ll welcome them all and keep an eye out for their amazing words. And, I’d add, as always, we have the amazing Kate Kripke, LCSW, who continually shares her wisdom as someone who treats moms with our illnesses. Her posts continue to be some of the most popular ones on this site.
So, get set for even more great stories and content from Postpartum Progress!!
Excited to be a part of this, Katherine! Thank you for having me!
I’m proud to be part of such a great team!
congrats! and don’t you think it’s funny that your mom’s name is diane stone??!!
Humbled and ready to work.
I created a twitter list with these folks if anyone needs it. =)
So, so happy to be part of this.
Humbled and happy to get to work. Let’s get dirty and kick some stigma ass.
In 2009 when I was struggling, you never could have convinced me I’d be where I am today. Thank you, Katherine, for including me and giving me space to tell my story. Honored.
You’re welcome. Glad to have you!
Congratulations to you and your team.
Thrilled, honored, and feeling so at home. Thank you for the warm welcome, Katherine. I can’t wait.