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APPPAH Live: Black Heartbeat Series 2022: What Supporting Black Birthworkers Looks Like with Ashlee Johnson

August 1, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

What Supporting Black Birthworkers Looks Like
With a great need for representation and equity in birth work there needs to be a conversation around how to support Black birth workers effectively. Effective support goes beyond good intentions. I will share tangible ways and examples Black birth workers can be supported.

Ashlee Johnson
Ashlee Jaye Johnson is the creator of the Birth Class in a Box, author, birth and breastfeeding educator and mom of 3. She has a background in nonprofit programming, community outreach, and racial justice advocacy. Ashlee is passionate about helping Black birth workers build and sustain businesses that allow them to thrive personally and are impactful in the Black community. Ashlee came to this work after a breathtaking out of hospital birth experience that defied the common birth outcomes of Black women in this country. www.BirthClassinaBox.com


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 1st


August 1, 2022
12:00 PM
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