LIVE ZOOM & INSTAGRAM SERIES
Watch our recorded live conversations with birthing and reproductive health experts, mothers and advocates about navigating reproductive health during COVID-19.
Racism & Birth Control, The Legacy of Exploitation of BIPOC Women
Featuring: Sevonna Brown, Co-Executive Director of Black Women's Blueprint Deirdre Cooper Owens, Director of the Humanities in Medicine Program | University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cindy Luquin, Founder of Howl at the Womb Corinne Sanchez, Executive Director of Tewa Women United Latham Thomas, Founder of Mama Glow
Black Women's Blueprint's Associate Director, Sevonna Brown
Highlights include: -The lineage of black maternal bodies as subjects of violence and objectification -How Black Women's Blueprint's Sistas Van, a trauma-informed, survivor-centered Mobile Healing Unit, is providing immediate material needs and sustained relief to communities across New York City -Confronting the assault on women of color's procreative freedoms -The need for a holistic, cross sectional justice movement going forward -Birth after trauma
LOOM Co-Founder, Erica Chidi Cohen, talks with Ricki on IG Live
Highlights include: -How women understanding their cycle increases their velocity and intensity of consent -Deciding with birth control option is best for your body is one of the most feminist decisions you can make -How the pandemic is forcing people to return to their body and think about their health holistically
Flo Living Founder, Alisa Vitti speaks with Ricki and Abby on Zoom
Highlights include: -Unorthodox stress management techniques, including self-pleasure -Gender bias in medical fitness and nutrition research -Uncovering the infradian rhythm, women's second biological rhythm -Alisa answers questions including how to come off the pill during quarantine and more!
Author, activist, and co-producer, Holly Grigg-Spall speaks with Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein
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.
Coach Gessie Thompson speaks with Ricki and Abby on Zoom
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!