Wellspring Midwifery is committed to dismantling white supremacy, racism, patriarchy, homophobia, and transphobia, all of which are at the heart of the devastating health inequities experienced by Black & Indigenous birthing people and their children. As two white cis-women, we know that we must demonstrate this commitment with our actions and with our wallets. This work is deep and ongoing, and we are committed to a lifetime of this work.
We begin with centering those in our community who face the steepest barriers to economic justice. We are committed to financial redistribution and reparations and will be donating 10% of our gross profits to BIPOC-led organizations that provide scholarships and funding to student midwives and new midwives of color. This is one small way that we can support our community while addressing the continuing economic disparities that are caused by white supremacy.
We are engaged in ongoing personal and professional anti-racist work. We commit to engaging in at least quarterly training and/or book discussions on topics of racial and reproductive justice, intersectionality, and Black feminist theory.
We commit to investing as many of our dollars as possible into Black communities. We prioritize hiring Black vendors, consultants, and contractors, purchasing Black-authored books and trainings, and using Black-owned software and services.
We know that outcomes are best for clients when there is racial concordance between client and provider. We are committed to offering referrals to BIPOC midwives, doulas, and other care providers as appropriate and desired.
We deeply honor the work of the Black, Indigenous, and immigrant midwives that came before us. We invite you to learn more about the important history of the midwives who came before us. Here are just a couple of sources:
Lizz looks into the camera and wears a blue shirt that says "Birthworkers against white supremacy"
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