MY HERO: Ibu Robin Lim —

Dear friends —

You won't regret taking five minutes to watch this beautiful film, made in Bali, about one of the most extraordinary women I've ever met — my friend the midwife Robin Lim (whom CNN recently named Hero of the Year.) The birth center that she runs is right down the road from where I used to live in Bali, and she is so beloved in that community — as she has brought, with gentleness and strength, so many healthy babies into the world who might have died (or whose mothers might have died) otherwise.

I'm in this film, too, talking about my admiration for Robin. You'll see me walking through the village with Robin — and also sitting with her in the birth clinic, holding a baby who is about twenty minutes old (the tiniest little human being this professional auntie had ever met!)

Women's health is a lifelong passion for me. Anyone who fights for women is a saint to me. I care more about women's wellbeing than any cause on earth. Robin Lim is a tireless magician, who has been able (on the tiniest of budgets) to become a world leader in midwifery and natural childbirth. I adore her and revere her. So watch this movie, and you'll see why she is worth revering.

And if you want to donate to her foundation (I assure you every dollar will be most carefully spent) you may go right here:

And if you ever are lucky enough to visit Bali, do go to Ubud and visit Robin's clinic! Offer to do some volunteer work — there will always be something for you to do! Bring her money, bring her baby blankets, bring her baby clothes, bring whatever you can. You won't regret it!

Peace, Liz

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