Carrie Murphy is the author of the poetry collections FAT DAISIES (Big Lucks, 2015) and PRETTY TILT (Keyhole Press, 2012) as well as a chapbook, MEET THE LAVENDERS (Birds of Lace, 2011).  She received an MFA from New Mexico State University. Originally from Baltimore, MD, Carrie works as a freelance writer and full-spectrum doula. She recently relocated with her husband and son from Albuquerque, NM, to New Orleans, LA.

Carrie has been a doula since 2012 and is active in birth, midwifery, and doula advocacy, both locally and nationally. She is trained and certified as a birth doula through DONA International and as an abortion doula through Full Spectrum Doula Circles. Carrie is on the steering committee of the New Mexico Doula Association, is a co-founder and volunteer coordinator of the UNM Volunteer Birth Companion program and is a current HealthConnectOne Birth Equity Leadership Academy Leader. She is a student in the UNM/NMSU Maternal Child Health Public Health certificate program. 

Carrie's freelance writing has appeared in or on ELLE, Glamour, Women's Health, U.S.Catholic, FitPregnancy, Parents, Refinery29 and many other websites and publications. Her poetry has appeared in Design*Sponge, Columbia Poetry ReviewWord Riot, and other journals. Contact her here.


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