Mothers, in general, are experiencing pandemic-related isolation and stress; Black women, in particular, are in crisis. From access to fertility treatments and pregnancy support to delivery complications and postpartum health, disparities around race impact Black mothers throughout their lives. In our latest Voices episode, Meagan speaks with Monique Dozier, licensed therapist and founder of Journey to Genesis Mental Health Services. Monique shares the questions we should all be asking ourselves AND the specific actions we can take to stand hand-in-hand with communities of color. She also reminds us that educating children is an important step in creating a legacy of inclusivity, and shares some of the many joys of being a Black mother. We hope you’ll listen to this important episode.
- Learn more and connect with Monique Dozier at Journey to Genesis
- Read more about the challenges facing black mothers: Birthing While Black: Examining America’s Black Maternal Health Crisis, The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Women of Color, Why COVID-19 is Hitting Black Women So Hard
- Monique mentioned how great representation is in entertainment such as Ada Twist, Scientist and Waffles + Mochi
- Listen to these related episodes: Loss, Hope & Healing: One Family’s Story Of Turning Grief Into Advocacy and Talking About Racism As A Family