#DearBlackPeople Birthing in a supportive chosen environment should not be othered or a privilege. It should valued as the norm. Whether we give birth or not we should all be connected to the experience. We should all be fighting for Black birth persons to be empowered to articulate and unapologetically create the birth experience we want long before a positive pregnancy test. Black maternal health does not begin with pregnant Black people. It begins with changing our minds. It begins by giving voice and value to bodies from the moment they enter the world. So if the moment arrives to usher a soul Earth side as our guest Dr. Sayida Peprah says “thriving is already instilled as a right not a privilege” and joy is the baseline. Now let’s get free yall and jump into Episode 30 of Dem Black Mamas.
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- We all want Akilah Richards of Fare of the Free Child to homeschool our kids through zoom
- People giving birth during COVID-19, Birth workers, & everyone who has is suffering from, caring for someone, and/or lost someone from COVID-19
- Crystal talks launching the new #DemBlackMamas series #MeditationsByMamas and being a guest on Cozy Womb Podcast
- Nekisha talks working with the Facebook group Sewing to Save to provide mask for healthcare workers; Live Q&A about lactation & support for lactation counselors, & the FB group The Midnight Milk Club
- Thea talks working with GoDaddy to help small business during #COVID19 through #OpenWeStand, Black Girls Rock Quarantine Parties, and The Wellness Therapist work to get us through the pandemic.
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Dr. Sayida Peprah, Psychologist/Doula/#BlackMaternalMentalHealth advocate
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