It was actually really fun, the HSA interview I had been nervous about for months.
Charles and Brian came to The Oriole Mill during our week there in October to shoot a series of interviews for Highly Sought After, a documentary "exploring the culture and economy of babywearing and the entrepreneurial women driving the movement".
All the advice I was given on making "good TV" was to get enough sleep, so of course I spent the entire night before awake worried I wasn't getting enough sleep. You would think a week away from your kids you would be starfishing it up every available moment, but it turns out we are conditioned to listen for the cry in the night no matter where we are, leaving room in the bed for the inevitable co-sleepee to arrive.
We decided, after a long day at the mill, to record our portion at the Jacquard Center, a beautiful lodge set up by Bethanne for education and personal growth. When Charles and Brian arrived it was late and we were punchy, giddy with giggles, and unable to answer the most basic question: state your name and your job function. I expect we will all have another good laugh at the premiere.
Charles explained the title of the film is in reference to the most highly sought after feeling of all—the close bond with one's child experienced during babywearing. I know that Charles and the team will create a film that expresses the unique spirit of babywearing, from the sweet snuggles to the creation of textiles in a world that still values a human connection above all.