LIVE ZOOM & INSTAGRAM SERIES

Join us weekly for live conversations with birthing and reproductive health experts, mothers and advocates about the latest COVID-19 restrictions and the options expectant parents have that also ensure the safety of healthcare professionals. 

  • Wed, Sep 30
    Zoom
    Reproductive Justice in 2020
    COVID-19, paired with the resurgence of Black Lives Matter, amplified the injustices women of color still face in reproductive healthcare. Join filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein and Mama Glow Founder, Latham Thomas for a screening and live discussion about reproductive justice in 2020.
  • Wed, Sep 23
    Zoom
    The Future of Women's Healthcare
    Join us for a 30 min sneak peak screening of The Business of Birth Control followed by a live Q&A with Carolyn Witte, co-founder of Tia, a modern medical home for women.
  • Fri, Aug 28
    Zoom
    Sneak Peak of BOBC: Exposing the Racist History of Contraception
    Join us for a 30 min sneak peak screening of The Business of Birth Control followed by a live Q&A with Associate Executive Director of Black Women's Blueprint, Sevonna Brown and filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein.
  • Thu, Aug 27
    Zoom
    The Business of Birth Control Sneak Peak hosted by Alisa Vitti
    Join us for a 30 min sneak peak of the soon-to-be released documentary, The Business of Birth Control, followed by a live Q&A with Flo Living Founder and author Alisa Vitti and filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein!
  • Sun, Aug 16
    Zoom
    Exclusive 30 Min Sneak Peak & Talkback!
    Be the first to see a 30-minute sneak peak of the movie followed by a discussion with filmmakers Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein! 100% of ticket proceeds go towards the final production and distribution of the film.
  • Wed, Sep 02
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Missed watching us live? Stream our recorded discussions:

Listen to Author, Advocate, and Co-Producer, Holly Grigg-Spall speak with Ricki and Abby on Zoom: 

Highlights include:

  • Initial trends in women conceiving and accessing healthcare during COVID

  • How quarantining is allowing for DIY body literacy (experimenting with menstrual cups, fertility tracking, etc.

  • How mothers and women are shouldering the burden of shelter-in-place orders. 

Listen to actress, Pamela Adlon, speak with Ricki on Instagram:

Highlights include:

  • Anecdotes from their 30-year friendship

  • Quarantining with their grown children

  • Real talk about the state of the world

Highlights include:

  • Why COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting the black community.

  • The inequities in maternal healthcare for women of color.

  • Ways to advocate for yourself when discussing birth control with your doctor.

  • Answers to questions about healing your womb, the link between hormone and digestion issues, fibroids, menopause and so much more

Listen to Coach Gessie Thompson speak with Ricki and Abby on Zoom: 

Listen to Indigemama Founder, Panquetzani, speak with Ricki on IG Live: 

Highlights include:

  • Generational birth working and postpartum care

  • La cerrada de caderas, meaning the ritual closing of the hips

  • Tips for fermenting vegetables

  • Herbs to take for pregnancy and stress relief

Listen to Tia Co-Founders Carolyn Witte and Felicity Yost, speak with Ricki and Abby on Zoom: 

Highlights include:

  • Tia's integrative healthcare model

  • The 400% spike in requests for behavioral health and medication needs
    on the Tia platform

  • Recommended resources for hormone health and birth control supplements

  • Reproductive rights in the time of COVID 19

Listen to Glow Mama Founder, Latham Thomas, speak with Ricki on IG Live: 

Highlights include:

  • New hospital safety protocols in New York City

  • Potential bias in hospital care based on your race, sexuality, and age

  • Lack of support and legislation for midwives

  • Four ways to give informed consent before you make a procedure takes place

*Please note: IG Live was cutting out while we were recording, so the conversation is choppy in some parts. Also, please disregard the notifications that appear on the screen recording. Thank you for your understanding. 

Listen to MD-Midwife-Herbalist, Dr. Aviva Romm, speak with Ricki and Abby on Zoom: 

Highlights include:

  • Conceiving during COVID19

  • Potential water birth complications

  • Tips for pregnant healthcare workers

  • What to do if your pregnancy is already considered high-risk

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