What I’m Reading :: #Anthropology and the Politics of Reproduction (Video)

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I just wanted to check in quickly and share a reading list from one of my classes. School is going well, and I am definitely being challenged — especially in my theory course — I’ve always had a difficult time wrapping my mind around some of the things these ‘DWM’ ( Dead White Men) are saying. […]

What I’m Reading :: Family Secrets: Risking Reproduction in Central Mozambique

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Tomorrow, I’m going to begin reading Family Secrets: Risking Reproduction in Central Mozambique. I’m getting a head-start on my class coursework (school starts in just over two weeks). But even if that weren’t part of the equation I’d still be looking forward to this one. Family Secrets is the ethnography of Dr. Rachel Chapman, a University of Washington […]

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 […]

Updates, Interesting things and other stuff

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I’ve been busy. I’m getting ready to go out of town — out of the country, actually — to help a friend for a quick min, with her baby — postpartum care. . . . sort of. I haven’t met her baby yet because I haven’t seen my friend in a while. I am really […]

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, […]

Keep Calm And Read :: Birth and Reproduction Texts by Black Women Anthropologists (Video)

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I recently updated my bookshelf with texts I’m currently reading, plan on reading, what I recommend, and I even put a few that are on my wishlist from amazon.com on the page. I just finished The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks — about a woman I think every living soul should learn about because we have all been […]

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, […]