We are thrilled to host Sabia Wade, renowned radical doula, educator and author of Birthing Liberation: How Reproductive Justice Can Free Us All. Please join us Sabia talks to Whitney Williams, Durham based doula and educator. In Birthing Liberation, Sabia traces the history of medical racism to explain how institutions and professionals have failed the BIPOC community. Ultimately, Sabia presents us with a guide for how we can all achieve liberation through trauma healing and reproductive justice.
We will offer seating for up to 40 in-person guests, with priority access given to those who purchase the book. To register for the in person in store event, click on "Save My Spot" and purchase your copy of the book and ticket. This will ensure that your seat is reserved on the day of the event.
About Sabia Wade:
Sabia Wade (she/they) is a radical full-spectrum doula, reproductive justice advocate, equity consultant, and somatic educator based in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2017 she founded the nonprofit For the Village in San Diego, and in 2018 she founded Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings (BADT). In 2021 she launched The Black Doula Podcast, and Essence magazine listed her as one of “9 Black doulas and midwives to follow now.” Her work has been featured in Insider, the Advocate, Business Equality Magazine, Ebony, Motherly, Well + Good, and, Healthline, among other outlets. She has appeared on several podcasts including Evidence Based Birth, Birthful, Happy as a Mother, and Birth Kweens.
About Whitney Williams:
As a full-spectrum doula, Whit Williams-Black (she/they) is dedicated to serving the community. Early on in Whit’s birthwork journey, she felt the call to serve Black mamas, young parents, poor, LGBTQIA+, and QTBIPOC people in the South. Her goals are to one day become a community midwife and to open birth centers and community gardens across the Southeastern States of America.
Whit began studying power, reproductive justice, and feminist movements in 2015. She obtained a B.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies with a minor in Social Justice in 2018 from Hollins University. Since graduation, Whit has become a certified full-spectrum doula with Ancient Song Doula Services in NYC. Whit also completed Whole Body Pregnancy Childbirth Educator training in 2021! Professionally, they have served as a Community Educator-- facilitating workshops on Reproductive Justice, Consent, and Pleasure.
In April of 2020, Whit married their love and returned to the South to continue combating food insecurity and Black Maternal Mortality in their forever home. She and her collective network now serve Durham, NC, rural North Carolina counties, and virtually across the U.S.A.
About Birthing Liberation:
In Birthing Liberation: How Reproductive Justice Can Free Us All Sabia C. Wade, renowned radical doula and educator, speaks to the intersections of systemic issues--such as access to health care, house transportation, and nutrition--and personal trauma work that, if healed, have the power to lead us to collective liberation in all facets of life. Collective liberation rests on the idea that in order for us all to have equity in this world--from the safety of childbirth, to the ability to bring a baby home to a safe community, to having access to resources, safety, and opportunities over the long term--we must all become liberated individuals