Meet the Doula

meet doulaI am passionate about women and families having healthy, fulfilling pregnancy and birth experiences.  Our birth experiences matter and affect us for years after birth.

My interests in African birthing cultures across the diaspora and my desire to connect and lend a healing hand to my African family across the globe led me to create Wise African Women, a platform for women and midwives of color to share their stories.  Subscribe for updates!   Wise African Women (WAW) trusts African women and African knowledge and encourages use of traditional practices as guidance in developing innovative, culturally relevant and effective maternal & child health practices and policies.  WAW will be hosting its first birth summit in May 2019 in beautiful Benin.

I have worked with national and local organizations such as March of Dimes and Kiwanis Club of Gainesville in collaboration with prenatal education projects.  In 2011 I founded Gainesville Doulas & Co an organization that mentored teens at a local high school through pregnancy and parenthood by facilitating open discussions and providing birth doula support.

I have been living a self-directed lifestyle for some years and I am now unschooling my daughter, browse through my blog and listen this podcast interview for more about why I choose to unschool and live a self-directed lifestyle.     |     352.575.7350