Mama Midwife: A Birth Adventure :: Book Review (Update) + Giveaway! (Closed)

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Can you think of many other awesome things happening than an author revising a book, based on feedback from readers (besides a collective effort of humankind to improve the global conditions by dismantling institutional racism, patriarchy, ending war, abolishing the death penalty, and all other systems of injustice, — a lengthy list of other things I […]

What I’m reading :: MEDICAL APARTHEID: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans (Video)

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Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, is a book by Harriet A. Washington — and it was literally on my wish list for about three years before I finally got it the other day. It sounded interesting when I first came across it, but […]

Book Review :: Mama Midwife A Birth Adventure

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What an anti-racist and social justice activist who constantly deals with stressors of social issues and inequality relishes, are moments like these when we receive children’s books such as Mama Midwife, to review. Mama Midwife, A Birth Adventure, is a self-published text by California resident, Christy Tyner, mother of two, whose children’s playtime activity sometimes includes […]

Book Review :: The Doula Guide To Birth: Secrets Every Pregnant Woman Should Know #DoulaProgression

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There is a growing trend in women who are electing to have a doula (doo-luh) — a “woman servant,” present at her birth, and many others who believe no woman should be without these assistants, so it is not surprising that more and more written work on the profession and how doulas can be helpful, […]

Book Review :: Motherwit: An Alabama Midwife’s Story: Onnie Lee Logan as told by Katherine Clark

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In 1984, Onnie Lee Logan gives the oral account of her life of nearly 40 years as a traditional midwife, to an Alabama University English professor named Katherine Clark. Thankfully, for anyone who is interested in learning about the historical account of a woman whose family lived a relatively comfortable economic life despite others around them, […]

Book Review :: In the Way of Our Grandmothers: A Cultural View of Twentieth-Century Midwifery in Florida

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To capture the stories of traditional midwives in Florida State, from 1981-1984, Debra Anne Susie conducted interviews with the last generation of lay midwives who were all affected by the intervention of the state, which outlawed the practice. In The Way of Our Grandmothers: A Cultural View of Twentieth-Century Midwifery in Florida, highlights the stories […]

Book Review + Giveaway :: This Milk Tastes Good! A Breastfeeding Nursery Rhyme (Closed)

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If there’s anything better than reading a children’s book centered around breastfeeding, it’s reading a children’s book centered around breastfeeding with a family Of Color. The awesomeness that is this newly released This Milk Tastes Good, authored by Chenniah Patrick and illustrated by her husband, who are both founders of JhaZamoraS Publishing. Chenniah, whose milk is […]

Book Review :: The Complete Master Cleanse: A Step-by-Step Guide to Maximizing the Benefits of the Lemonade Diet

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The Complete MASTER CLEANSE is written by Tom Woloshyn — a holistic practitioner and former student of Stanley Burroughs — creator of the Lemonade Diet. Tom began practicing and counseling in holistic health in 1980, after taking a course in the healing techniques of Stanley Burroughs.” But The Complete Master Cleanse provides in-depth guide to […]

Book Review :: The I Love Trader Joe’s Cookbook: More than 150 Delicious Recipes Using Only Foods from the World’s Greatest Grocery Store

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Cherie Mercer Twohy, is a graduate of the California School of Culinary Arts, and can be thanked for not only creating a Trader Joe’s genre of cookbooks, but  for also bringing us other titles in the category, including the I Love Trader Joe’s Party Cookbook, and the I Love Trader Joe’s Around the World Cookbook. This owner of Chez Charie […]