Finding Joy for Black Birth Workers: Black Doulas Speak Out
Our Guests: Chanel Porchia Albert, Ancient Song Doula Services; Linda Jones, Black Women Birthing Justice; Quatia Osorio, Urban Perinatal Education Center; Dr. Sayida Peprah-Wilson, Frontline Doulas
Episode Description: The truth is, while we wait for the medical system to confront and change its dangerous practices, it’s Black birth workers who are picking up the pieces of the infant and maternal health crisis. Doulas, midwives, and community workers punch the clock day in and day out to ensure we survive and thrive in our birthing experiences, but who’s taking care of them? In this special roundtable discussion, Kimberly sits down with Black women doulas from around the country who are leading the charge for better compensation and representation on a legislative level all while trying to care for themselves and their fellow sisters in birth work. Pull up a seat. You don’t want to miss this much needed conversation about the state of joy in Black birth work.
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