How do we work together? By rallying behind people and causes that bring us together, not apart....The unity is real in this tribe of women on MLK Day today. 🙌🏽
Repost from @birthfit
Today is Martin Luther King Day. We are also feeling the lunar eclipse and full moon. Today is big energy. So, we are asking you to do something big.✨✨✨
Rather than sharing another MLK quote, which are all bomb, we ask you to donate to this black woman’s journey to become a midwife. You can donate directly to @tinyandbrave
by sending her a DM to get her Venmo or by purchasing a Dope Doula shirt. The Dope Doula shirt is a collaboration with @doulatrainingsint
which proceeds will also go toward scholarships for women of color.
・・・How do you work within an industry that is predominantly white when the universal mission is to end disparities for people of color? Did you know there are only 2% Black midwives? Did you know Black women are 243% more likely to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications than white women? How do we balance motherhood and mental health while dealing with racist constructs in society? How do we work together to uphold our shared overall movement to end maternal and infant health disparities? As birthworkers we know these racist constructs impacts maternal and infant health disparities. As a birthworker of color, how do we navigate this? As a white birthworker, how do we show up as an ally and not allow one’s own fragility to become the central focus? #bethechange #birthfit #doula #midwifery #atx