Birth Justice Podcast NYC

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Birth Justice Podcast NYC

About

WHAT: 

The Birth Justice Podcast NYC takes a close, comprehensive and creative look at how folks in New York City experience and navigate reproductive oppression and create resilience strategies for their health and their families. Through storytelling and conversations, BJP NYC provides a space for dialogue and debate addressing one of New York City’s most pressing public health and racial justice issues: birth. Hosted by Taja Lindley, podcast episodes feature one-on-one long form interviews and conversations with advocates, organizers, historians, scholars, healers, birth workers, pregnant and parenting people, and folks of reproductive age.

The first episode dropped Wednesday July 8th and featureds an interview between the host, Taja Lindley, and her mother, Adrianne Robinson, where they discussed Robinson’s experience giving birth to Lindley in 1985. This was a special occasion because the release date is also Lindley’s birthday.


WHY:

In the United States, Black women are three to four times more likely to die due to pregnancy related causes than white women. But in New York City, Black women are eight times more likely to die than white women. This is twice the national average. And during this pandemic moment, matters of public health are brought into focus, including long standing health inequities like maternal health. For example,when COVID first hit, NYC hospitals barred visitors during childbirth, leaving many people to labor alone. In response, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order allowing laboring people to have one support person during their childbirth. A few weeks after it was issued, however, Amber Rose Isaac - a 26-year-old pregnant Black woman - died after giving birth in a Bronx hospital.

Location

New York, NY
USA

Topic

birth justice
birth
racial justice
public health
birth stories
birth story
reproductive justice
midwifery
doula
doulas
history of American gynecology
history of medicine
community organizing
Brooklyn
Manhattan
Staten Island
Bronx
Queens
NYC
New York City
New York
home birth
hospital birth
advocacy
female genital mutilation and cutting
FGMC
child welfare
drug use
substance use
pregnancy
parenting
stigma
abortion
young parents
teen parents
teen parent
teen parenting
policy
advocacy
gender
non binary
gender queer
trans
harm reduction
birth control
sterilization
fake clinics
crisis pregnancy centers

Organzation Director

Taja Lindley

Citation

“Birth Justice Podcast NYC,” Artist Parent Index , accessed August 6, 2020, http://artistparentindex.com/items/show/525.

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