Birth HERstory Blog
Celebrating the HERstory of Black women in BIRTH in the 21st Century
Fertility, Womb Health and the Expansion of Spiritual Expression Rooted thru Afroconic™️ 'Booty' Dance
"The awareness of my body definitely had a lot to do with my experience with homebirth. [My midwife] would always bring me back to ME... bringing me back to, 'You will know." It confirmed this power that [women] hold... We're always being told, when it comes to our bodies, that we don't know... And women carry that [belief within] themselves, that they don't know." ~ Christa "Fatoumata" Sylla
Offering Bitter Truths about Black Birth & Postpartum Culture, Because "All Medicine Ain't Sweet"
"Our mores and cultural norms are not just nice or cute. Our ancestral science and indigenous customs were encoded with life saving science, rituals and information... Our ancestors' wisdom and science, whether any European ever confirmed it or not, [it] is real... it existed for a reason." ~ Yael B. Yisrael
One of the things I appreciate most about Yael is that she is not only committed to teaching Black women, but she is truly following the traditions of our ancestors by living out the practices and teaching her daughter. Her legacy extends to her own home first. Check out that baby doll in the leg warmer uterus. I LOVE how she teaches her young'un about BIRTH!
Yael offers these words of gratitude:
Infusing SPIRIT and SOUL into Birthwork to Continue the Legacy of Protecting Black Women
"You're piecing [the call to birthwork] together... How do you piece together the whiteness that you are seeing with the Blackness that's in you and make it make sense? Because that's what you're forced to do... even thinking about how to incorporate soul work and spirit work into it." ~ Brittany 'Tru' Kellman, CPM, CD, CLC
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My work is informed by my background – experiences, expertise, exposure, education & environment – as a woman, mother, wife, sister, educator, researcher, scholar, advocate, birth ally and legacy builder. #IAmTheAnswer #WeSaveOurselves
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