CNN Hero 2011
Ibu Robin Lim is committed as a poet, a midwife, a
mother, and as a global leader to living her life for love.
"Robin Lim is a woman of staggering energy,
passion, goodness and talent. Her poems take all four of
those traits, and weave them into wonder."
— Elizabeth Gilbert
"Robin Lim's poems are born from the
same womb as her devotion to midwifery. A womb that treasures
each life, even faced with its darkest questions. She enters
the world of words and of birth with equal humility, purpose,
and a profound care for humanity. Her poetic images are
clear and trenchant and they aim for the soul. Her language
rises from a notable forthrightness, and ripens with a crone's
articulation. We recognize: Yes, that is who we are. yes,
that is what frightens us. Yes, that is what leads us toward
love. With these poems, and with her devotion to life, Lim
is wise—on our behalf."
— Margo Berdeshevsky
"Robin Lim is one of my heros. Her dedication
to mothers, babies and the health of the planet family,
is matched only by her love of writing. In these pages you
will feel the raw emotion, passion, humor, hope and tenacity
that fuels this great woman warrior. I am certain that you
too will discover that the world is a brighter place with
her in it."
— Michael Franti