We had the good fortune of connecting with Abbey Barnosky and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Abbey, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I remember feeling unprepared and vulnerable during the birth of my first child. I was shocked by how little support and guidance I had from my hospital birth team. I was also shocked by how over-a-year’s-worth of studying and preparing suddenly left my brain the second active labor set in. I was unable to advocate for myself and that terrified me. I knew there had to be a better way!

Determined, I dove into work as a doula, and now I thrive off of being a part of a global community that is changing the way we approach pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum season, and motherhood. Not long after I began living my passion, I shifted my business’ focus towards low-income and low-access clients. Through these families, I am learning a strength of human spirit and beauty too often hidden from the sight.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
The seed for my passion was first planted in the bush in Africa. I was born in Texas but raised in Kenya; my parents are full-time missionaries there. Growing up, I saw so many problems with women’s health due to a lack of both resources and very basic information. Returning to the U.S., I was shocked at the similarities I found between villagers in Kenya and underprivileged Americans.

My passion is helping provide empowering services for everyone, because having an abundant life should not be a privilege. I do this through offering income-based services, free and low-cost resources, and creating community groups. As a doula, educator, and creator I strive to help families embrace an abundant life. I give these families my time, my hands, my knowledge, my passion, and my heart. No one is turned away because every voice counts at Voices of Eve.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would start the days off with a cute eatery like “Brews and Batter” in downtown grapevine followed by exploring the stunning botanical gardens. During the day we might enjoy some gelato and a bookstore. And evenings we might pop into a gourmet movie theater.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The foundational core of my work is in 3 parts, the first of which is God; He guides my every step and fills every need. Second is my family; they inspire me, encourage me, and support me through the long hours and late nights. Last, but not least, is my close friend Hannah Troyer of Mothering Memories Doula Services, She is my backup, confidant, fellow creator and safe place. I could not do my work the same without a peer like her! She has helped me reach new depths of creativity, connected me to a wide community of awesome birth workers, and been the one I could laugh, cry, and thrive with.

Website: voicesofeve.net

Instagram: instagram.com/voicesofeve

Twitter: twitter.com/voicesofeve

Facebook: facebook.com/voicesofeve

Youtube: youtube.com/voicesofeve

Other: tiktok.com/@voicesofeve https://open.spotify.com/show/1uQm8ducRvhvB9IbGQl0es?si=658gQ3luS7mBZEzj0Mr-EQ&nd=1 https://voicesofeve.net/social-links

Image Credits
Hannah Troyer, Mothering Memories Abbey Barnosky, Voices of Eve

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