"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."
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 their birth or pregnancy experience. We will provide a place of safety, understanding, empowerment, and compassion as you sift through the feelings, that have prevented you from fully healing. Sharing individually and collectively the pains, & the triumphs during pregnancy and birth, will help you reclaim your sense of self and see the power you hold, even in a society that has often discounted black women’s narratives. Space is limited to 10 participants. Nursing lap babies are welcome. This workshop will be facilitated by: Midwife, Sakina O'uhuru, CNM. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org & Certified Holistic Birth and Postpartum Doula, Fametta Darling. She can be reached at www.MyDarlingDoula.com