#BlackMamasMatter: Supporting the Black Mamas Matter Alliance in September
We are proud to share that we have chosen the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) as the September beneficiary of our monthly donation (10% of all online sales). This organization "is a national network of black women-led organizations and multi-disciplinary professionals who work to ensure that all Black Mamas have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy. BMMA honors the work and historical contributions of black women’s leadership within their communities and values the need to amplify this work on a national scale."
Their work is vital and important. In this country, Black women are 2 to 3 times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women. That statistic increases to 4 to 5 times more likely for Black women over the age of 30. Women of color are more likely to experience mental illness but are less likely to receive treatment. This is not okay. We have to do better.
Change Policy: Introduce and advance policy grounded in the human rights framework that addresses Black maternal health inequity and improves Black maternal health outcomes
Cultivate Research: Leverage the talent and knowledge that exists in Black communities and cultivate innovative research methods to inform the policy agenda to improve Black maternal health
Advance Care for Black Mamas: Explore, introduce, and enhance holistic and comprehensive approaches to Black mamas’ care
Shift Culture: Redirect and reframe the conversation on Black maternal health and amplify the voices of Black mamas
We hope you will consider joining us in supporting the important work of BMMA. You can either donate directly here or shop our collection where 10% of your purchase will be donated to the BMMA at the end of the month.