From 2016 to 2019, there were 87 Black children born who will commemorate their birthday as their mother’s death day.
“The doctor told me the best way to stop by pain was to abort the pregnancy,” said Chasity Strawder who was three months pregnant at the time of her visit to the OBGYN. Researchers recognize weathering – harmful changes in the body and womb caused by toxic interactions with racism and medical providers – as … Continue reading Doctor advises Black woman to abort a painful pregnancy.
“As I say a lot of times to my patients, in obstetrics, things go from good to bad very quickly.” Beauty for Ashes seeks solutions to reproductive justice. The grim statistics are known: American black women are four times more likely to die of pregnancy related complications than white women. Louisiana’s Safe Births Initiatives, under … Continue reading Underlying Conditions: Louisiana’s Safe Births Initiative cooks up a special recipe for reducing pregnancy related deaths in black mothers
“Beauty for Ashes: Stories of Black Women’s Maternal Hope” is a collaborative journalism project exploring black women’s maternal health and infant mortality in Cleveland through the perspective of restorative journalism. The black women of Cleveland, suffering from this crisis yet persevering, are the project’s face, source of information, and guidance. Our collaborative partners assisted the … Continue reading The Purpose and Partners of Beauty for Ashes