Racism is NOT ok! As white women who have benefitted from the racist systems that oppress people who do not look like us, we are committed to seeking knowledge & listening to better understand. We are also committed to WORKING to CHANGE these systems. We believe all birth geeks should be too, until we are ALL equal and safe.
Below are some resources for you to do the same. We also really love this list of scaffolded anti-racist resources for white allies.
Leaders to Listen to:
Learn About the Issues:
Levels of Racism
Online Course on The Impact of Historical Racism & Trauma on Maternity Care
Online Course on Trends & Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality & Morbidity
Free Anti-Racism Guide from Nova Reid
Birth Place Lab has a great list for action too!
Special thanks to Eye for Ebony for these beautiful pictures on Unsplash, because we completely agree that representation matters!
We know this is not at all a comprehensive list, but just a start. We will be continually updating this list.