ACCOUNTABILITY

January 2021

We have been busy and are excited to give an update as we near the end of 2020. 

 

The CHB Leadership team took a 2 month pause to go back to the roots to unpack and examine the culture we had created as individuals and as leaders. At the recommendation of Dorcas Davis, our Anti-Racism and Equity Consultant, we spent this time engaged in a reflective short-term coaching practice with Michelle Ndely, of Ndely Consulting Group, Dorcas’ trusted friend and professional strategic partner. Michelle specializes in supporting white identified people, or teams who are working with white identified people engaged in Diversity, Equity + Inclusivity work by teaching people how to “align their Intent with their Impact,” with a specific focus on exploring accountability and responsibility, intercultural communication, and systematizing desired cultures. 

 

With their guidance and support, we have redefined our roles within CHB, and are learning new ways to relate to one another as well as all the stakeholders we serve. Decisions are being made with specific tools and guidance from Dorcas & Michelle. Operations are being led by Lindsey.  Samantha is leading Education. Domino is in an external leadership role as a partnership liaison. We are focused on refining how we relate to one another, and to all members of the CHB community at large as we prepare to conduct a search and intentionally seek out additional members for our leadership team.

Looking Forward!

ADVISORY TEAM

Aki Baker

Founder of MINKA Brooklyn

Minkabrooklyn.com and soulflowermedicine.com

Lindsey Bliss

CD(CHB)

Full Spectrum Doula, co-founder of CHB

Lindseybliss.com

Maiysha Campbell 

thechildbearingyear.com

Dorcas Davis

IG: @dorcasdavis

m4rj.com

Katharine Deeb

CD(CHB)

dareallalucedoula.com

Tia Dowling

CD(CHB), CLC 

Birth and Postpartum Doula, Community Doula, Mentor BK

metoodoula.com
 

Oge Emetarom

CD, CLC 

yourbabyyourbirth.com

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Tanisha Evans-Marin

CD (DONA), PCD (DONA), CD (CHB), LCCE, CLC

Placenta specialist Community Doula / Mentor Man/Bx/Queens

justforyoudoula.com 

Samantha Huggins

CD(CHB), CBC

Full Spectrum Doula, Educator, co-founder of CHB

Martine Jean-Baptiste

Midwife 

fahminc.org

Domino Kirke

CD(CHB)

Full Spectrum Doula, Mentor, Educator

co-founder of CHB

Michelle Mathews-Ndely

ndelyconsulting.com

Morgane Richardson

Doula, perinatal health educator + co-creator of woven bodies 

wovenbodies.com

Te-Ana R. Souffrant 

Certified Full Spectrum Doula

Founder of The Arch App, LLC 

RESOURCES

PEOPLE + ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT

 

Ancient Song

IG: @ancientsong

https://www.ancientsongdoulaservices.com

 

Birth From the Earth 

IG: @birthfromtheearth

https://birthfromtheearth.vpweb.com/

 

The Birthing Place BK

IG: @thebirthingplacebx

https://linktr.ee/birthingplacebx/

 

Black Mamas Matter

IG: @blackmamasmatter

https://blackmamasmatter.org

 

Black Women's Blueprint 

IG: @blackwomensblueprint

https://linktr.ee/blackwomensblueprint

 

BX Rebirth

IG: @bxrebirth

https://linktr.ee/Bxrebirth

 

Catrice M. Jackson

IG: @catriceology

https://linktr.ee/catriceology

 

China Tollvier

IG: @chinatolliver

riseupmidwife.com 

 

Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women

IG: @csvanw

https://www.csvanw.org/

 

Doula Chronicles 

IG: @doulachronicles

https://www.doulachronicles.com/

 

Dr. Midwife

IG: @doctor_midwife

 

Foundation for the Advancement of Haitian Midwives

IG: @forhaitainmidwives

https://www.mightycause.com/organization/Foundation-For-Advancement-Of-Haitian-Midwives

 

Haven Midwifery Birthing Center 

IG: @haven_midwifery_nyc

https://linktr.ee/haven_midwifery_nyc

 

Heal With The Land 

IG: @healwiththeland

https://www.gofundme.com/f/southern-bipoc-farm-retreat

 

Loretta Ross

IG: @lorettaross

 

Minka 

IG: @minkabrooklyn 

https://linktr.ee/minkabrooklyn

 

ShiShi Rose 

IG: @shishirose

https://linktr.ee/Shishirose

 

Village Birth International

IG: @villagebirthintl

https://villagebirthinternational.org/

 

Woven Bodies 

IG: @wovenbodies

https://www.linktr.ee/wovenbodies

 

IllumiNative

IG: @_illuminatives

 

 

BLACK INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF COLOR LEAD BIRTH CENTERS TO SUPPORT

This resource is linked from The Birth Center Equity Fund 

BOOKS TO READ

Radical Reproductive Justice, An Introduction

Edited by: Loretta J. Ross, Lynn Roberts, Erika Derkas, Whitney Peoples, + Pamela Bridgewater

 

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong 

(Chapter 2: The True Importance of Christopher Columbus)

By: James W. Loewen

 

Emergent Strategy

By: Adrienne Maree Brown

 

Don't Leave Your Friends Behind

By: Victoria Law + China Martens

 

White Spaces, Missing Faces

By: Catrice Jackson

 

Antagonists Advocates and Allies

By: Catrice Jackson

 

 

VIDEOS TO WATCH

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