May 11, 2021

Birth Care for Every Body

Maria is joined by Marinah Valenzuela Farrell, a Chicanx midwife and director of the Changing Woman Initiative, and Dr. Rachel Hardeman, a reproductive health equity researcher and a Tenured Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, for a conversation about inequity in birthing healthcare—particularly for women of color and the LGBTQ community. They discuss how to ground our ideas of parenthood in inclusive frameworks and the path towards reproductive justice. SAVE THE DATE: Our next virtual LIVE ITT show is on Wednesday, May 26th at 7pm ET! Maria and Julio will be joined by Georgia Fort, award winning independent journalist and Tarkor Zehn, journalist and audio producer to discuss police violence, racial justice and healing in Minneapolis during the week that marks one year since the police murder of George Floyd. For more info and to RSVP, click here. This episode is sponsored by Ground News - The world's first news comparison platform. Download Ground News for free: ITT Staff Picks: - This episode about Trans Motherhood for the TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones dives into how parenting is different for trans parents.  - Jenni Monet writes for The Nation about the “systemic factors that hinder Native American maternal health—problems arising from a legacy of neglect regarding Indigenous life.” - In this personal essay for Vogue, journalist Natasha S. Alford writes about her pregnancy experience as a Black, high-risk expectant mom: “...when confronted with the overwhelming amount of choices that needed to be made for my own health, I quickly found myself confused, tousled around, and frustrated, by a medical system that takes a diagnostic rather than holistic approach to fetal and maternal care.” AP Photo/Darren Hauck  

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