"Black mothers in America have always known what it is like to carry a life that the world has already decided will not matter."
Latona Giwa is a perinatal health advocate, birth doula, registered nurse, and lactation consultant (IBCLC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2011, she co-founded Birthmark Doula Collective, Louisiana's largest doula organization and one of the only worker-owned cooperatives in New Orleans. In 2017, she co-founded the New Orleans Breastfeeding Center, Louisiana's first freestanding breastfeeding clinic. Latona speaks, writes, and builds community around the intersections of birth justice, racial justice, parenting for liberation, and Black body politics.
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