What happens when Mother Earth is battling infertility?

“Woman is the First Environment…
From the bodies of women flows the relationship of those generations, both to society and the natural world.
In this way, the earth is our mother, the old people said.
In this way, we as women are earth.”
Katsi Cook, Mohawk Elder and Midwife

I remember the first time I saw Venus of Willendorf in a darkened lecture hall on the University of Waterloo campus. The tiered seating of the hall was quite steep and the sound of the lecturer’s voice echoed above the low hum and advance of…