Monday, September 19, 2011


What is BOLD Fort Worth?  It's 3 performances of a play called "Birth" and a Birth & Family Expo with over 60 vendors and a Silent Auction.  The event benefits the Tarrant County Birth Network.

This year, there are three performances of "Birth," a play by Karen Brody, to choose from.

Friday, September 23 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 24 (Crybaby Matinee) @ 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 24 @ 7:00 pm

Tickets are on sale at several locations in and around Tarrant County, including several Birth Centers and Chiropractors' offices.  Tickets can also be purchased online and picked up at Will Call.  They are on sale for $10 each and will be $15 at the door.

Each performance will be followed by a Talkback, led by yours truly, where you will have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of various birth professionals that work in Tarrant County.  The Talkback will run about an hour.

BOLD Fort Worth will take place at the Bob Duncan Center in Arlington.  There is plenty of parking on the south side of the building.

On Saturday, look forward to the Birth & Family Expo from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm.  The first 500 people through the door will receive a "green" goody bag.  This year we have twice as many vendors.  There is such variety in vendors, you'll enjoy every minute.  Pick up some fabulous products -- some for baby and some for you! -- and gather some valuable information and resources from various business in Tarrant County.

Also at the Birth & Family Expo, you can take part in the Silent Auction.  I am a total junkie and this Silent Auction is no exception.  Come bid and win on all kinds of services, products, gift cards, etc. 

All proceeds benefit the Tarrant County Birth Network, which I am a Chapter Leader.  If you live in the Ft. Worth/Dallas area, we invite you to be a part of our organization.  We hold free monthly meetings and have held some pretty cool events, and even published a book of birth stories, The Birth Next Door.  BOLD Fort Worth is our big fundraiser that makes these other things possible throughout the year.  I hope you'll come out and support Mother-Friendly choices in and around Tarrant County.

This year marks the 5th Anniversary of "Birth" being performed around the world.  The play is the story of 8 women as they share their birth stories, all very different from one another.  This year, Karen Brody added a VBAC storyline for one of the 8 women, so if you saw the play last year, it will be different this time around.  

We decided to put a rating on the play this year of PG-13.  It probably is not a play for children.  With that being said, we are holding a Crybaby Matinee on Saturday afternoon for those with babies.  The actors have been warned that this will be the noisy show! 

If you are not a fan on our BOLD Facebook page and TCBN Facebook page, that really is the best way to keep track of the updates. 

We are printing "My Body Rocks" t-shirts to celebrate BOLD.  You can also pick up TCBN logo shirts, "The Birth Next Door," as well as vinyl for your car window.  All will be available at BOLD Fort Worth at the TCBN table.  Stop by and see us.

 Buy your tickets now. See you this weekend!

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