Episode 28: Ashley Mitchell- Advocating for Birth Mothers

This week we are talking with Ashley Mitchell. She is the owner of Big Tough Girl,  Founder + Executive Director of Lifetime Healing Foundation and co-host of the podcast Twisted Sisterhood. She has set out to seek increased care, understanding, and resources for birth mothers.  Ashley is a birth mother herself, placing her now 13 year old son at birth and proceeding with an open adoption. But her journey started long before her adoption story and now has continued long after. She shares so much about her life and the path that has led her to where she is today. Ashley and I talk about her story, supporting birth mothers after adoption, the current state of some adoption programs, and what she hopes for in the adoption community.

Ashley is brave and vulnerable when talking about her journey, touching on pain points and healing points with so much transparency.

Listen this week to hear a voice from a population that has historically been silenced. I promise you will learn and you will be challenged.

Hosted by Emily Reddington

Show Notes

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