Reproductive Justice is a positive approach that links sexuality, health, and human rights to social justice movements by placing abortion and reproductive health issues in the larger context of the well-being and health of women, families and communities because reproductive justice seamlessly integrates those individual and group human rights particularly important to marginalized communities. "Loretta Ross - Trust Black Women"
When individuals regardless of race or gender identity are able to make informed decisions during pregnancy,childbirth,and postpartum for themselves and babies. Without fear of coercion into unnecessary medical interventions, reprisal for refusal of care, and/or face inadequate medical care and are able to express their full human rights around their reproductive health choices.
My work has been primarily focused on infant and maternal health within the intersections of care in communities of color. Through this work I introduce a birth justice framework which seeks to address these disparities within marginalized communities. This is done through various workshops, facilitated groups and trainings. Currently, I am working as a consultant to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a Birth Justice Provider Consultant.
If your organization/instirution is interested in addressing systematic and structural oppression in a holistic manner please contact me for further discussion.