Inclusivity and Anti Racist Statement

As a white, cisgendered Woman, I recognize my privilege. 

I know the disparities that exist in the birth world between Black/Brown birthing bodies and White ones. 

I want to be part of the solution, by ensuring that support is available to all. 

At Amber Dawn Holistic Wellness, I am committed to unlearning, learning and growing to be a better ally to all folks. 

I feel it is essential to share my action plan for now and the future. 

In all of my course materials, every attempt has been made to ensure that inclusive language is used (respecting all families and birthing bodies). 

I am working to break down barriers to safe, loving and supportive care. 

I am committing to paying BIPOC for their wisdom, supporting BIPOC and their birth businesses and donating to causes that support them! 

I am committing to removing the burden of my education from BIPOC. 

I will read books, listen to podcasts, take workshops and be responsible for my own learning and growth. 

I am committing to sharing the resources that I am using to do this work so that others can as well. 

As my business grows, my hiring practices will be inclusive and focus on diversity. 

Learning

Websites to support your learning

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/26-childrens-books-to-support-conversations-on-race-racism-resistance

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/books-that-support-kids-to-think-critically-about-racial-inequity

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/books-that-animate-kids-and-their-adults-to-be-racial-justice-advocates-for-all-children

https://www.embracerace.org/resources/books-that-encourage-kids-of-all-colors-to-be-inclusive-and-empathetic

https://www.Whiteallytoolkit.com

https://www.dismantlecollective.org/resources

Some articles/blog posts that highlight the links between racist systemic attitudes and  BIPOC maternal/infant outcomes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/11/magazine/black-mothers-babies-death-maternal-mortality.html

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/magazine/magazine_article/america-is-failing-its-black-mothers/

https://birthingfromwithin.com/racism-white-supremacy/

For Birth Professionals

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-impacts-of-transgenerational-trauma-racism-on-maternal-health-tickets-105274043498?aff=eemailordconf&utm_campaign=order_confirm&utm_medium=email&ref=eemailordconf&utm_source=eventbrite&utm_term=viewevent&fbclid=IwAR33cPUpbZ_O3BD6y38UejWY_mUdibBmgMzpZIGtkzwOmBXvcjc3ALOyO-k

Books

White Rage
White Fragility
So You Want To Talk About Race
Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race
The Future of Whiteness
ME and White Supremacy
Towards the Other America: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter
Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race (Teaching/Learning Social Justice)
Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

*I am beginning this work and I know I will make mistakes. It will be an ongoing process.*

 

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