The goddess position: negotiating natural childbirth in Cyprus, 2018 OR Overcoming Foucault by birthing in the clinic: A cultural historian’s near-orgasmic squat into ‘knowing’

I realised early on that I would have to be OK with peeing myself. It seemed counter-productive to labour towards opening up more and more and more with each contraction, and during this maintain an exception for bladder control. I would have to let go of that as well. (I had come across no explicit discussion of bladder control during labour anywhere in the literature and clearly this wasn’t the time to look it up, although in retrospect a birth story from Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth comes to mind, where a woman mentioned that the toilet was where she felt most comfortable. Perhaps she was troubled by the same contradiction while relaxing her pelvic floor. In any case, labouring in the loo was out of the question. I needed to keep moving.) This also meant that I wouldn’t be able to rest much on the bed: wetting the bed was an inhibition I didn't care to break, plus lying down during contractions seemed to make them shockingly longer and stronger.

on hackathons and other things

- A review of hack{cyprus}*12. - A review of SpaceApps 2014. - A review of the THATCamp Cyprus 2011 unconference. - "Dimos's Εxodus: Γενικά για το open source, το κυπριακό start-up culture, & τα κοινά / υφέρποντες ιδεολογικοί παράγοντες & δυστοπικές κατευθύνσεις, 29/10/2014" an online discussion with Dimos Dennis.

Charalambos & Vaso Sergiou, “Chrystalleni Loizidou (b. 1983)” (2014) [change ex change, 2014]

How (or in this case, as who!), does one write about the work of Charalambos and Vaso Sergiou? Their previous work is both dense and diverse, their fields of interest broad, and they have already fabricated everything they would like to be part of, or in relation to their work, as well as what they… Continue reading Charalambos & Vaso Sergiou, “Chrystalleni Loizidou (b. 1983)” (2014) [change ex change, 2014]

14/04/2014 00:32 Some thoughts post-SpaceApps 2014

If you know of a better medium for this purpose, please let me know. For a type of precedent to this document see here. I write this in the belief that even some quick, unfiltered thoughts are better than nothing: a little more reflective & retrievable than social media documentation. Or maybe you’ll find this… Continue reading 14/04/2014 00:32 Some thoughts post-SpaceApps 2014