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Our Body, Our Birth: Healing Birth Trauma Through the Art of Storytelling

"It is not that Black women have not been and are not strong; it is simply that this is only a part of our story, a dimension, just as the suffering is another dimension - one that has been most unnoticed and unattended to." ~Bell Hooks Giving birth and becoming a mother evokes strong memories and a range of emotions. It is a powerful and profound event and, no matter the outcome, it can be infused with negative feelings. In our culture, “healthy mother, healthy baby” may be considered the only thing of value, yet what happened to you matters. Our Body, Our Birth is a workshop designed to support black women who may feel angry, frustrated, resentful, disappointed, violated, or wounded by th

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