Month: April 2015

Giving Birth During the Water Crisis: A Mother’s Story

I’m so excited to share this new story today. Since I’m finishing up my doctorate (I’m defending next week!), I will have time to publish new videos regularly, so stay tuned!

This story is a particularly moving one, and I hope it provides some insight into just how frightening the water crisis was for so many West Virginians.

Kelly was in the hospital after giving birth to her daughter Anna during the Freedom Industries chemical spill and was in recovery when the Do Not Use Order was issued. Kelly shares her story about being in the hospital without access to running tap water, her fears for her newborn daughter, and what she feels she lost as a result of the water crisis.