Today, we continue the conversation with the creator of MamaRising – which serves to teach and train the ground-breaking work on Matrescence. What the heck does that word even mean?? I was instantly drawn to the word bc matriarch shone from it but beyond that, I needed to discover former Australian ABC journalist Amy Taylor-Kabbaz to really sink my teeth into its impact.
Amy had 3 kids and a lifelong dream of working for the ABC – but she drove herself to that breaking point trying to prove she could “do it all”. Burn out, she began seeking what had changed within her since she had become a Mother. In 2018, her quest landed her in the office of Dr Aurelie Athan at Columbia University in NY…the answer she’d been gnawing at all those years was Matrescence. Putting her anthropologist hat on, she wrote Mama Rise and began the movement of Mothers beginning to rise to their own occasion.
With a background in journalism, an honours degree in International studies & Development, as an accredited Life Coach, post-natal yoga teacher and meditation facilitator – her rounded approach has attracted Mothers across the globe to not only learn more but get accredited and begin spreading this message of hope to the billions of Mamas on Mother Earth!
The Goods on Amy:
As a producer with more than 15 years experience at the ABC, I bring the research and dedication of a journalist to the passion of an anthropologist and coach. Since 2013, I have trained as an Internationally Accredited Life Coach, Post-Natal Yoga teacher, and Meditation facilitator. With an Honours Degree in International Studies and a Graduate Certificate in International Development focusing on empowering women in the developing world, I have always been focused on women: why the world views us in a particular way, and what we can do about it.
In 2015, having brought myself to the edge of overwhelm and burn out trying to prove I could “do it all”, I stepped away from my lifelong dream of working for the ABC to dedicate myself completely to the understanding of motherhood. I knew that what I had been through - the inner split and the burn out
- was something too many of us were experiencing.
And I wanted to know why.
The search took many years, and many paths, until I found myself in the office of Dr Aurelie Athan at Columbia University in New York in late 2018
AND I FINALLY UNDERSTOOD WHAT I’D BEEN SEEKING ALL THIS TIME:
Since then, working closely with Dr Athan, I have dedicated myself to bringing this understanding to the world.
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