ABBY EPSTEIN has been producing and directing documentaries for over ten years with her partner, Ricki Lake. Their first collaboration was the celebrated feature documentary The Business of Being Born, which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. The Business of Being Born enjoyed a successful theatrical release and had its broadcast premiere on Showtime. The award winning doc inspired their book Your Best Birth, (Hachette) and the follow-up docuseries More Business of Being Born featuring Cindy Crawford, Alanis Morissette, Gisele Bundchen and Christy Turlington. Abby made her directing debut at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival with the documentary, Until the Violence Stops, featuring Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek and Rosie Perez. The film premiered on Lifetime Television where it received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Gracie Allen Award.
Under their joint venture BOBB Films, Abby and Ricki produced the documentaries Breastmilk and The Mama Sherpas. BOBB Films is currently in production on two feature docs: Weed the People and Sweetening the Pill. In addition to her work as an independent filmmaker, Abby has produced pilots, promos and online videos for many companies including Universal Films, Original Productions, Freemantle Media, Fusion and Discovery Health.
Moorea Malatt (pronounced “Mo-ray-uh Muh-lot”)
Founder & Parent Educator, Parent Coach, Workshops, Event Speaker
Moorea Malatt is the founder of SavvyParentingSupport.com, an online resource for gentle and naturally-minded early parenting challenges. Moorea is an expert in gentle sleep learning, gentle (and early) potty learning, and gentle discipline and the author of online learning programs, books and articles. She leads sold-out workshops and provides private phone consults for naturally-minded parents of kiddos newborn-4 years.
Dr. Stuart Fischbein, MD OB/GYN has been in private practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Southern California since 1986. He has a long history of support for Midwives and the alternative to the medical model of birth they provide. This interest began during his Cedars-Sinai residency where he had extensive training in vaginal breech and twin delivery and was selected as administrative chief resident and awarded house officer of the year. His experience was enhanced while rotating through LA County-USC Medical Center, at that time the busiest obstetric unit in the country, where he had the good fortune to be exposed to the midwifery model of obstetrical care.
Dr. Fischbein has made it his goal to teach, speak and write about the normalcy of birth choices, the ethics of respecting a woman's autonomy in decision making and reasonable, evidence supported options of selected VBAC, breech and twin vaginal birth. Follow him at Dr. Stu's Podcast and on his Blog
Jamie Lynne Grumet is most known for her Time Cover feature and is the CEO and founder of I Am Not the Babysitter LLC, co-founder and President of Raise It Up Foundation (an organization dedicated to raising the level of global nutrition), and a well-recognized advocate for children’s health issues. Jamie has written for HLN, Kindred, MomsLA, The Adoption Magazine, Blogher, and Pathways to Family Wellness.
Jamie has been featured on the cover of Time, Pathways to Family Wellness, and The Attached Family, and has been interviewed and featured in PDN, TODAY online, Yahoo, and The Huffington Post. She has made media appearances on “Huffington Post Live,” “CNN,” “Nightline,” “Today Show,” “Anderson,” “Dr. Drew,” “The Ricki Lake Show,” “Carte Blanche,” “60 Minutes Australia,” and “Good Morning America” among many others. In her free time, Jamie enjoys going on adventures with her husband and two sons.
Stacy is a multiply-certificated personal trainer and the owner of FIT4MOM Long Beach. She is passionate about all things fitness and has education and experience to share.
Stacy holds two degrees in Kinesiology (MA & BA) from California State University, Long Beach. She currently lectures at CSULB on topics regarding fitness in special populations.
The goal of FIT4MOM Long Beach is to give moms the “Strength for Motherhood.”
Ashley Wright is a Badass Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Attachment parenting, Pole dancing, Yogi Mama who inspires and motivates men, women, Families HER WAY!
Having organized the most attended World Breastfeeding Event to date with the Northeast Valley Health Corporation, she began to live out loud, using social media to build her village, increase her family and establish a strong support system; spreading the message of self-love, healing and natural parenting.
With her rapidly growing family, reaching as many as 3 million people, from speaking at the CA State Capitol Building during the legislative conference to being featured on major websites, such as Elle, NewsOne, Free The Nipple, KellyMom, MomsRising, Breastfeeding Mama Talk and being the face of 3x Grammy Nominated singer/song-writer Raheem DeVaughn’s single “Queen”, she continues to express gratitude and appreciation for support and kindness towards one another.
Robert W. Sears, MD, is a father of three, board-certified in pediatrics, and a co-author in the Sears Parenting Library. “Dr. Bob,” as he likes to be called by his little patients, earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1995. Dr. Bob writes a daily blog on his Dr. Bob Sears Facebook page and www.DrBobsDaily.com.
Dr. Bob enjoys a very unique approach to pediatrics by providing a combination of alternative and traditional medical care. He has a particular passion for helping parents understand childhood vaccines and the options open to them in choosing the safest possible vaccine schedule for their child. As the solo author of The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child, his in-depth knowledge of vaccines and the diseases they prevent has helped parents nationwide get a better understanding of this complex and confusing issue.
He is also the author of The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Early Detection, Treatment, Recovery, and Prevention. Dr. Bob provides integrative medical treatment approaches to helping children with autism improve their developmental skills and behavior.
Dr. Bob has appeared on the “Dr. Phil” show to offer advice on child behavior and parenting issues. He has also appeared on the “Ellen DeGeneres” show, CNN’s “House Calls” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, the CBS “Early Show,” and PBS’s “A Place of Our Own.”
Angela J. Brown is the author of "Elevating Thought, Affirmations for Pregnancy and Birth" and founder of DoulaLove’sCreation in Orange County. She is a licensed Registered Nurse, Certified Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, Pregnancy Life Coach, Certified Massage Therapist (Prenatal Massage), Kundalini Yoga Instructor and Speaker. She has been a Birth Doula since 2003 and has been a holistic practitioner for over 20 years.
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Jade Beall is a proud mother and a Tucson, AZ based world renown Photographer specializing in truthful images of women to inspire feeling irraplaceably beautiful as a counter-balance to the airbrushed photoshopped imagery that dominates main stream media. Her recent work "A beautiful Body Project" has touched 100,000's of women's lives and garnered global attention from media outlets including the BBC, The Huffington Post & Beyond. Jade's book series and media platform feature untouched photos of women alongside their stories of their journeys to build self-esteem in a world that thrives off women feeling insecure. Jade's dream is to inspire future generations of women to be free from the unnecessary self-suffering and embrace their beauty just as they are.