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NATAL podcast series gives voice to Black birthing experiences

Illustration courtesy of NATAL and original artwork by Brittany Harris. Listen Now It’s no secret that infant and maternal mortality rates among Black women are significantly higher than that of their White counterparts. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Black pregnant women also have had significantly higher rates of COVID-19 and resulting complications than White women due to a series of preventable racial disparities like access to quality care and access to quality jobs with benefits. W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) grantee NATAL, a podcast docuseries, was born out of an urgent need to give

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Love on every block: the power of moms

Sometimes we’re drawn to an iconic story of someone else’s life, without knowing why. That is, until we start living into our own legacies and drawing on those stories for strength. For Logan Square mother, Monica Espinoza, that icon is Rosa Parks, who she learned about as a student in Mexico. “I kept Rosa Parks in my memory, about her sitting on the bus and changing history. When I got to the U.S., I read more about her and found out how powerful she was – she was an organizer.” Civil Rights organizer Rosa Parks Parent organizer Monica Espinoza Little did