That’s a really good recap of the Day of Inclusion! I appreciate you posting this.
I had a similar experience to your opening story being a first time mother as well 3 years ago. But I didn’t get the reassurance from someone at the end of the experience. It’s a very hard time in life where we feel so insecure and now I try to welcome and advise new mothers when I can.
Thanks for being brave and writing about this. The pattern is what I struggled with early on. It can be easily to fall back down and sometimes I think about how in a split second that could be me. But it does get easier to recognize it and slowly find a way back up again.