As awareness about rising maternal mortality rates and racial inequity in maternal health continues to grow, black people must continue to lead on black maternal health with ample financial resources to do so.
You don’t have to be a doctor, midwife, nurse, or doula to make a difference.
Each experiments with telling maternal health stories in her own way, and at least two want to shift the Black maternal health crisis narrative to emphasize Black life, community self-help, and #BlackJoy.
“There is something that can be done. This is not the end of the story; it’s just the beginning and we have the power to shape the story.”
It may galvanize new research that focuses on the root causes of law enforcement violence.
In an election year that will determine whether the political tides will change, advocates are wary of empty promises.
There are three key actions that can propel this movement for Black maternal health, rights, and justice forward: Listen to Black women, trust Black women, and invest in Black women.
Gentrification greatly contributes to the displacement and housing instability of people of color.
A doula’s role is explicitly and exclusively to provide emotional support to a person navigating pregnancy and its outcomes. So why aren’t more providers telling us about them in our times of need?
“I had always been an angry child and I always tried to find fault with the real world. I think becoming an activist was just a natural development from that.