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APPPAH Live: Black Heartbeat Series 2022:Black Women in STEM with Angelica Knight, MS, ACSM EP-C, CD (BAI) Birth and Education

August 8 @ 12:00 PM

Black Women in STEM: Building Bridges Between Birth and Education

Education is a large foundational piece to society and how it functions; it’s no surprise how birth is no exception. Angelica’s higher education experience prepped and guided her into being a doula. Birth leaves a lot of room for anxiety and infinite possibilities, but she has found that STEM has bridged a gap in giving her tools to comfort expectant families. Educating prenatally is empowering and effective for these families. This can translate to active labor or lactation, making it easier to can help troubleshoot and normalize these experiences in the moment.

Angelica Knight, MS, ACSM EP-C, CD (BAI)

Angelica Knight entered the world of birth work in 2019 and has hit the ground running since discovering her divine passion in it. With a BS in Kinesiology and a MS in Exercise Physiology, she has always been aligned with unmedicated practices, but connecting movement as a resource for birthing people has impacted not only her, but all the clients she has worked with. Education is a large piece of Angelica’s practice prenatally as a doula; clients understanding their options and having a plan prior has always led to more satisfactory birth experiences, as well as practicing certain modalities of the body can prep the body as well. She is currently in pursuit of becoming an IBCLC, and is hoping to expand upon education with breastfeeding/chestfeeding within the black community through a more clinical scope of practice. bluemoondoula.org


Hosted by Shatia Owsley, MS, PPNE, CEIM, CYT

Shatia Owsley has a B.S. in Social Work and a Masters in Health Education and Promotion from Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she focused on physical activity during pregnancy with women of color. Shatia has worked in the health care field with local non-profit and hospitals throughout the Washington, DC area, but shifted to holistic and alternative medicine when she believed that healing takes place in the mind, body and spirit. Shatia also serves as co-instructor/ curriculum designer for the annual Medicine Woman apprenticeship in Washington D.C., which empowers women to reclaim their health through ancestral traditions and practices. She contributes to The Gaia Maternal Mental Health Collaborative, serving women and especially women of color as they navigate their maternal mental health. She provides maternal health education and practitioner to clients seeking holistic approaches to postpartum care and maternal mental health.   Shatia is credentialed as a Certified Prenatal and Perinatal Educator (PPNE), a Certified INNATE Traditions postpartum Practitioner, a Certified Holistic Full Spectrum Doula, a Preconception and Family Planning Counselor, a Positive Co-Parenting Coach, and several ancestral and maternal health trainings centered around full-body wellness.


Register for APPPAH Live  To attend this event, please Register to receive the APPPAH Live: Exploring Birth Psychology email notices. This is a free one-time registration and then you will receive weekly emails of our sessions with links to join on zoom for free. The APPPAH Live Library of recordings is available to view anytime for APPPAH members at the premier membership level. Become a member here.

Zoom Link You can use this link to join us live on Zoom on Monday, August 8


August 8
12:00 PM
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