https://www.vogue.com/projects/13549256/tewa-women-united-new-mexico/ It begins and ends with smoke. Singed white sage is brushed up and down the body. Head to toe, limb to limb. This ritual smudging is meant to clear the indistinct wounds of trauma. A restless morning or ugly fight must first be washed away before each woman enters the headquarters of Tewa WomenContinue reading “Tewa Women United”
Category Archives: Infant Mortality
Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/magazine/black-mothers-babies-death-maternal-mortality.html The answer to the disparity in death rates has everything to do with the lived experience of being a black woman in America. Black infants in America are now more than twice as likely to die as white infants — 11.3 per 1,000 black babies, compared with 4.9 per 1,000 white babies, according toContinue reading “Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis”
Top Five Reasons We Need A Black Breastfeeding Week
http://blackbreastfeedingweek.org/why-we-need-black-breastfeeding-week/ Black Breastfeeding Week was created because for over 40 years there has been a gaping racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The most recent CDC data show that 75% of white women have ever breastfed versus 58.9% of black women. The fact that racial disparity in initiation and even bigger one for duration hasContinue reading “Top Five Reasons We Need A Black Breastfeeding Week”
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