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Back to School (-to-Prison Pipeline)

Last month as the school year began, there were many memes and videos celebrating sending kids to school for parental relief.  Not all parents share that feeling. For parents of children with emotional disabilities, sending our kids to school is
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Ways to love someone through their pregnancy plan

Pregnancy is one of the most life-changing times in someone’s life — usually in multiple lives. My five year journey into reproductive health was ignited after attending my first birth as a doula (a non-medical support person). I’ve had the
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The Right to (Black) Life

Today marks three years since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Mo., by a police officer. That’s three years that his mother, Lesley McSpadden, has mourned her son. Ms. McSpadden and other mothers of black people slain by police in
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Breastfeeding America: What We Know

Current data indicates that black women have the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the US. There are many reasons for this, including lack of access to resources, substandard healthcare and historical trauma. But what is not true however, are popular
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