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Racism Is Killing Black Babies, But This Doula Is Fighting Back

News for 09.27.18
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Christin Farmer, CEO of Birthing Beautiful Communities (BBC) and Program Manager of BBZ Hough in Cleveland, OH, recently sat down with Candice Wilder from Vice News to talk about the origins of BBC, what the BBZ-designation means for their work, and the how she is actualizing sisterhood and equity along the way. 

In this article, titled "Racism Is Killing Black Babies, But This Doula Is Fighting Back," Christin highlights some of the objectives related to their BBZ work including: "hiring a program manager to help oversee and connect for profit businesses in the economic development sector and the health sector, having an administrative campus and birthing center to serve as a healing space specifically from a grassroots perspective, and hiring a black male psychologist" 

The article also exemplifies Christin's strong leadership in the field of birthwork and racial equity. Her holistic vision of addressing the multiple forms of trauma experienced by black communities through respect, love, support and sisterhood, is inspiring. This vision trickles down to the way she manages BBC: "Equity is putting a surplus of opportunity in front of people who have been historically deprived of it. That is what we do. We take people in from the community, hire them to work at livable wages, pay a flat fee for every birth they attend, and give them benefits." The result is a look into a space where black women and men not only work for, but lead, the organizations that serve their communities. 

To read the full article, click here.