Fighting for equity in maternal health with Irth - Episode 60

Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist turned speaker and advocate focused on advocating for equity in maternal and infant health. For the past seven years, she has ran on-the-ground community-partnered projects in Birmingham, AL, New Orleans, LA, Detroit and Philadelphia, to name a few, to better understand the lived experiences of birth and breastfeeding in low-income communities of color. Kimberly was recently named one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” for 2018 by Women’s eNews for her media advocacy work. Her fifth book, The Big Let Down—How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding was published by St. Martin’s Press in January 2017. Kimberly has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Anderson Cooper, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Fox News and has been featured in various international and national media outlets, including The Guardian (U.K.), U.S. News & World Report, Essence, Black Enterprise, Pregnancy and in various online media properties. Kimberly is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. We discussed black maternal health, disparities in maternal health, dismantling biases for all women's health and the intersection of policy & health.

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