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9.30AM - Doors Open 

10:00 AM - Panel 1:  'What’s in a Name – Gender Inclusion in Maternity and Beyond’



  • Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, Artist and Midwife - Chair

  • Mars Lord, doula and birth activist - WOC and the birth experience

  • Elijah W Harris, Actor and Trans Activist - Trans reproductive health issues 

  • Evelyn Callahan, Trans health researcher at Brunel - Trans health issues 

  • Dr Anna Carlile, Academic in neuro-diversity and LGBTQI parent experience at Goldsmiths College - neurodiversity and language in maternity 

  • Nathan Danny Welch, Trans parent and midwife - Trans experiences of birth and being a midwife

  • Dr Shawn Walker, Midwife and Researcher - Cultivating empathy and awareness in midwifery education

11.30AM and 11.45 - Two Special Tours of the Birth Rites Collection - Bookings are available on Eventbrite [only 25 places per tour available]

12.00PM - Lunch Break [please note this is not provided, if you need any information regarding facilities in and near the campus get in touch via email] 

12.00PM - 3.00PM - The programme of performances will be staged around the historic Guy's campus. A printed programme will be available on the day, with times, durations and a map.


Performing Artists 

  • Leni Dothan - ‘MotherChild Machine 7’

  • Laura Yuile - ‘Once you care, you’re future'

  • Gaia Fugazza - ' Mimosa Pudica' 

  • Katy Howe - 'Becoming BirdGirl'

  • Lynn Lu ‘ - Tent’

  • Natalie Ramus - 'Following IN//Footsteps OF'

  • Himali Singh Soin - ‘Giving Birth to Beauty’



Visual Lecture  by Del LaGrace Volcano,  Intersex Activist, Photographic Artist and Performative Para-Academic 

3.30 PM Lecture 2 - ''METAFEMINIST NOTES. PSYCHIC BIRTHING and DISBIRTHING - BEING-TOWARD-BIRTHING. A LANGUAGE of HER OWN" by Bracha Ettinger artist-painter, artist-theorist, psychoanalyst and philosopher, pioneer thinker on the matrixial space and the maternal subject.

3.50 PM – Challenging binary definitions of 'mother', family, gender and sexual orientation [an open conversation followed by a Q&A]



  • Bracha Ettinger - artist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, Prof of Art and Psychoanalysis at EGS

  • Del LaGrace Volcano - queer photographer and intersex activist 

  • Lisa Baraitser - Professor of Psychosocial Theory, Birkbeck

  • Sarah Irvin - artist and founder of the Artist Parent Index archive

  • Shira Richter - researcher, activist and writer

  • Metra Saberova - performance artist

  • Diana Georgiou, writer and curator, Arts Feminism Queer Co-Director

5PM End. *** Please note that changes to the programme might occur. Keep updated by signing to our newsletter and follow us on social media Facebook: @procreateproject Instagram Twitter 


* Children are welcome at all times and must be supervised by their parents/carers. We are arranging a room with toys and materials for children to use and engage with. We will confirm all the details in due course.
** Lunch is not provided, if you need information about facilities in and around the campus please get in touch. 
*** If you require special assistance on the day email us and we will be happy to help. 
**** If you are experiencing financial hardship and cannot afford the ticket price please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.  
For any enquiry please contact the production at events@procreateproject.com