Coco’Pie Break 🙋🏾♀️ I’m simply amazed to see this being discussed on such a huge platform with @cthagod
. After having my son 2 months ago I was reminded of the many disparities and subconscious biases you experience during care.
Mama Glow- PUTTING BLACK WOMEN AT THE TOP OF THE FEMINIST AGENDA. Let’s protect Black women in birth who are 3 to 4 times more likely to die during childbirth or as a result of childbirth related causes than White women. In New York Black women are 12 times more likely to die during childbirth or as a result of childbirth related causes. We need more midwives of color, less barriers to midwifery support, we need more doulas of color to support our women in need. If we can protect the most marginalized then we can solve for everyone. We need to drive our energy and resources to eradicate change now. With the same fervor that we are out here fighting for abortion rights we need to fight for the lives of black women. This is part of the feminist agenda too. When we exclude the protection of birth and breastfeeding from the conversation we leave a lot of women vulnerable and outside of the Circle. Abortion, birth, breastfeeding are all a part of the reproductive life cycle of women and ALL are under attack, whether it’s legislation and policy, big business, pharmaceutical and medical tech, marketing, culture... there are so many factors that undermine women’s autonomy over their bodies. If you believe yourself to be a feminist, do not be silent on this issue. If you believe yourself to be an activist, speak up along side black women. If you are in the fight for reproductive justice, then put maternal health at the top of your agenda as we champion the cause of birth equity for every mother and every child.
Join us for our MAMA GLOW DOULA IMMERSION if you’re interested in being on the frontlines of solution becoming a birth advocate and working towards change for all women. Join women from around the US and 6 continents that are part of our doula family at Mama Glow. (Link in bio for November session)
Thank you @breakfastclubam
for having this conversation.
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