Oh Baby! Birth As Performance Art?

Bringing a baby into the world truly is a beautiful thing! But is it art? One mom-to-be thinks so.

This month, Marni Kotak, a Brooklyn artist, will give birth at the Microscope Gallery in a controversial exhibit. She plans to deliver her baby in front of a crowd of people as a piece of performance art. The 36-year-old performance artist has created her very own ocean themed, home-birth center in the gallery. She decorated the space with family pictures, personalized photo-imprinted pillows, and an inflatable birthing pool—she even included an air mattress for her midwife. Sounds of the ocean are to play in the background on the big day.

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Single Mom’s Million Dollar Biz

Ever feel like you’ve drifted off-track, but don’t know how to get back on—or what track you’re supposed to even get on!?

Meet Trisha Waldron. At age 28, she realized her life wasn’t quite heading in the direction she had always dreamed it would. Though she had two beautiful little girls, ages 4 and 6, she was now single and barely surviving on food stamps in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She owned a small yet humble, two-bedroom home, had no college degree, no real work experience under her belt, and she had absolutely no clue what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. What she did know, was that she wanted something better for her family.

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