The ‘Respectable’ Black Midwife vs The Respected Black Midwife

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I wanted to highlight something about imagery, history and Black midwives that I think is crucial, since I’ve been seeing more and more people talk about them in places I wouldn’t necessarily expect — which is great! I came across a few items online that honored their legacy. In particular they discussed their significance and […]

More Sharing African American #Midwife Stories, Part 2 in Jackson, MS

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I’ll be in Jackson, Mississippi next month giving a presentation during the More Sharing African American Midwife Stories. This is a four-part symposium that are at the fore of efforts of the organization to raise funds to restore the Scott-Ford houses in the city that will interpret the history of midwives in Mississippi. A very brief story […]

I LOVE BEING A DOULA (Deep down in my soul): A Reflection on ICTC’s Full Circle Doula Birth Companion Training

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I’m a doula! Well, until I complete all of the requirements outlined in the program to become certified I’m just a provisional doula. But I’m still a doula. Over the weekend I completed the ICTC (International Center for Traditional Childbearing) Full Circle Doula Training, in Portland, OR, and not only was I introduced to important and […]