The maternal health crisis is a human rights issue. It’s a systemic issue. And, most importantly, it’s an issue we can work to solve, together. Today’s episode features three people who are leading the way: activist and journalist Elaine Welteroth, Charles Johnson (founder of 4Kira4Moms), and Kimberly Durdin (doula and co-founder of Kindred Space— the only Black-owned birthing center in L.A.).
Listen to a recording of their live conversation at a recent Bobbie for Change event on Black maternal health, where they talked about humanizing this crisis through storytelling and rooting the conversation in hope.
Afterwards, our host Anjelika Temple, talks with Elaine about her own birth journey, why we need to change the way we talk about childbirth entirely, and how we begin to fix the maternal health crisis here in America.
Maternal Health Resources:
Kindred Space: Kindred Space LA was born in 2018 in response to the black maternity health crisis effecting black birthing people in this country. The Kindred Space LA Birthing center was born in 2020.
4Kira4Moms is working for improved maternal outcomes through advocacy and coalition building. They provide peer support to victim’s families and promote the idea that maternal mortality should be viewed, and discussed as a human rights issue.
Bobbie for Change is proud to join Elaine and 4Kira4Moms in their fight for improved maternal outcomes, and to amplify their mission with you, our community of mothers, parents, and change-makers. Visit Bobbie for Change to learn more about our organization dedicated to creating generational impact through policy, activism, and giving.