Welcome

E na tche nu wé : “you will be blessed”

Did you get to this page while exploring ways to claim and practice ownership of your choices and your body?

If  you did, you are in the right place and I welcome you. If you came here through another curiosity, let’s trust whatever led you here.

This website, a small representation of my in-the-world work,  honors people and their practices toward

• Holistic wellness

• Daily mindfulness

• Self-Direction/Self-Trust.

This work and my service within in, is part of a movement that centers those  three things, and my own practice shows up primarily in

unschooling,

nutrition,

gut health,

pregnancy,

and birth.

If your curiosities and wellness explorations include waist beads, conscious parenting, and intuitive health coaching, I have tools and time for you; this is a space where you can grow deeper into yourself.

What to expect, essentially:

Opportunities to deep dive into your nutrition, womb health and activism goals.

Contact me at moji@birthez to partner up and strengthen your wellness walk.

A TIMELINE OF MY (ONGOING) WELLNESS WORK

2012 Stopped eating wheat, started rebuilding my relationship with my body and nutrition. Started experiencing the important relationship between digestive health and reproductive health and comfort. Realized the philosophy behind the term “gut feelings.” A lot of women feel a change in their digestive health after their first pregnancy.  Gut health contributes to proper immune function, poor gut health predisposes us to autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety and of course poor gut health negatively affects our menstrual cycles. Do you know how to recognize a healthy gut feeling?

— Created Gainesville Doulas & Co., an organization of birth workers of color, we partnered with the ACCESS program for teen moms at Loften High School to provide childbirth education and doula services to the students.  This experience opened my eyes to the high infant mortality rates for African Americans families, the need to normalize breastfeeding, and the lack of respect given to black students, especially when they are parents. I learned that you don’t have to be a certain age to be a good mother.

2015 applied to medical school- I remember the birth that made me decide to go to medical school.  I was furious with the way I saw health professionals using fear, power and mis-information to control women. I wanted to be the doctor who would NOT do that.

2016 – 2017 Started unschooling/deschooling. Became more intentional about a self-directed lifestyle. Decided not to go to medical school and instead to learn, teach, and guide healing on a more personal, practical and empowering level that would affirm rather than sacrifice my dreams and mental wellness. I realized that the best way to change the toxic doctor-patient dynamic that I saw over and over again was to guide women to be better connected to their bodies BEFORE pregnancy so that they feel more confident about being in control of their birth experience. Contact me to know more about taking control of your womb health (even if you don’t plan to have children!)

— Conceptualized Wise African Woman Birth Education Retreat 2019. Wanna come? Check out the WAW Retreat Packages.

— Created Peach Leaf and Nettle prenatal tea blend with locally-sourced organic ingredients. I can guide you towards the plants that will work for you in your healing journey and I love working with and supporting local, small farmers.  

— Created waist beads. Waist beads are beautiful tools for body awareness and wellness.  They are especially useful in healing and connecting with the digestive system and menstrual cycle. The colors and numerical patterns used when making the beads can further personalize their healing energy. Want waist beads? I got them.  

— Created Fly Time: Fly Time supports self-directed lifestyles for children and parents.  Through Fly Time and WAW I create spaces and opportunities for families to learn and create while centering decolonization and self-direction.  

2018 – 2019 Created Wellness Spiral Podcast to share conversations and thoughts about wellness, deschooling and supporting social change. Led discussion about sensuality, sexuality, sex education and our community’s desire to move away from miseducation, fear and shame and towards body literacy and empowerment.  Workshop title: Deschooling Sex-Education. Facilitated at Black Girl Project event.

— Conduct patient advocate sessions for women choosing abortions. Counsel women about their choices, abortion procedures and after care.  My biggest confirmation while doing this work is that learning about our body, sensuality and fertility, starts in childhood and lasts a lifetime.    Women are misinformed starting from childhood about their ability to manage and control their body, their health and their fertility. I witnessed that a lot of women, girls and parents are not aware or informed of the extensive side effects of Hormonal Contraceptives. I now get to help change those realities.