Empress Rules-Empress Rules’ mission is to end racial disparities by working with organizations to create inclusive environments. https://www.empressrules.net/
Jen Moore-“As a racially privileged educator it is my responsibility to dismantle systems of white supremacy for which I benefit and BIPOC are harmed. ..White people have a race, and it is crucial learning to see ourselves in the story of race, not existing outside of it.” https://www.jen-moore.com/
Education for Racial Equity-ERE’s approach to racial equity work is designed specifically to instigate longstanding integrated change in our participants, their lives, and hopefully in their families and communities. ERE offers a variety of events — BIPOC-only spaces, white-only spaces, racially mixed spaces — with facilitators, educators, and event formats, to meet the complex needs of this work. https://www.educationforracialequity.com/
Brief outline of history of race in US:
Video of what it would look like if microaggressions happened to white people:
Free Healthcare for undocumented Oregonians
https://www.multco.us/global/immigrant-and-refugee-health – free healthcare from multilingual, multicultural providers from around the world. Interpreters always provided free of charge.
https://www.careoregon.org/members/ohp-information/undocumented-youth-coverage – all children in Oregon are eligible for free healthcare regardless of documentation status!
Meditation app by and for Black Bodies:
Hotlines, alternatives to calling police:
Domestic Violence: 503-222-6222 Emergency shelter for families fleeing domestic violence. 24-hour hotline
available in Russian, Spanish, English.
Suicide: 800-273-8255 Lines for Life 24-hour crisis line, offers help to individuals and loved ones in crisis or when needing confidential help for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, thoughts of suicide, and other mental health issues.
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault: 503-640-5311 or 1-888-640-5311 Sexual Assault Resource
SARC’s 24-hour anonymous, confidential, free support line offers a safe place for survivors and their loved ones to get immediate support.
Mental Health: 503-944-8000 Unity Center for Behavioral Health 24-hour behavioral/mental health services center providing immediate psychiatric care.
Youth Hotline: 503-963-2575: Offers urgent mental health and drug and alcohol assessments, counseling, medication management, and community resources. Open 7 days a week from 7:00Am to 10:30 Pm. 4212 SE Division Suite 100
Youthline: 877-968-8491: a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. Reach a teen to talk between 4 pm – 10 pm daily.
adults available by phone 24/7
Houseless Youth: 800-786-2929: 24-hr hotline offering support in finding shelter, food, medical assistance, counseling for runaway & houseless youth. Also provides mediation between family and free bus tickets home. Text: 66008
Racial Equity Crisis Line: 503-575-3764.: A service line dedicated to and staffed by Black, Indigenous, and people of color. All callers will get help from counselors who have experience dealing with racism and provide peer support.
Trans support: 877-565-8860: Grassroots hotline with a policy against non-consensual active rescue. Offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis—for the trans community, by the trans community.
Free Food Fridges in PDX:
Equitable Giving Circle-a community of people committed to creating peer-led, community- funded, transformational change centered on economic equity https://www.equitablegivingcircle.org/
List of Grand Ronde confederated tribal contractors, plumbing, electric, excavation, etc
Birth and Post-Partum resources
Build Your Nest, Kestrel Gates: Post partum website and workbook helps you plan and put info all in one place, training for post partum navigators and professionals www.BuildYourNestworkbook.com
Her Holistic Path -childbirth education and virtual doula IG @herholisticpath www.herholisticpath.com
Tassie Teaches, Unassisted Childbirth Educator IG @tassieteaches
Black Mamas Matter
The Black Doula, Sabia C. Wade offers virtual full spectrum doula support
Black Women Do Breastfeed, support and resources IG @bwdbf
Aqiylah Collins (Portland based Traditional Naturopath, Reiki Master Teacher, Womb Doula, Peristeam Hydrotherapist)
Sabrina Elizabeth, Postpartum Planning Program IG @Sabrina.womb
Indigemama ancestral healing
Build Your Nest, Post Partum
Post Partum Care package subscription:
for Black, African, African American, African Diaspara Postpartum Queen postpartum care kits
Cater to Mom, Postpartum Subscription Box + Online Community
Steamy Chick Directory – certiEied vaginal steam practitioners
https://communitydoulaalliance.com/ “Our mission is to create an exceptional generation of professional doulas, particularly Black, Indigenous, Latino/a/x, Asian and other racially and linguistically diverse, underrepresented doulas, who can enter the workforce with sustainable careers, improve maternal and infant health outcomes, and meet the ever-changing needs of birthing and postpartum people.”
National Black Doulas Association a directory of doulas and other practitioners
National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color directory
Sista Midwife Productions, Black midwife and doula directory
online training of qi gong techniques for families and healers of autistic children https://www.qsti.org/
Bodywork, coaching, art
Radical Well Being-Niema Lightseed www.RadWellBeing.com
Here is a time-lapsed video of Niema creating the beautiful painting in our front treatment room and on this website in the entry boxes of reproductive health:
Black Moms Blog
From Mothers to Mothers ~ preserving multicultural postpartum wisdom: https://www.asiabookcenter.com/store/p1385/FROM_MOTHERS_TO_MOTHERS%3A_A_Collection_of_Traditional_Asian_Postpartum_Recipes.html
The Mini Mocha Manual to pregnancy & Childbirth, the essential guide for Black Women by Kimberly Seals Allers.
Mama’s Little Baby: The Black Woman’s Guide to Pregnancy Childbirth, and Baby’s First Year by Dennis Brown and Pamela A. Toussaint
Black, Pregnancy and loving it: The Comprehensive Pregnancy Guide, for Today’s Woman of Color by Yvette Allen-Campbell and Dr. Suzanne Greenidge-Hewitt
Having Your Baby: For the Special Needs of a Black Mother-to-be, from conception to Newborn Care by Hilda Hutcherson
Post partum workbook helps you plan and put info all in one place
MAIA Midwifery: offering fertility education, consults and support groups on line: http://maiamidwifery.com
Woven Bodies: inclusive digital practice supporting queer folks and allies from family planning through parenthood
Childbirth Ed on-line series / private sessions via video chat
National LGBTQIA Health Education Center
Facebook groups: The Other Box, Birthing and Breast for Chestfeeding for trans people and allies.
The Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth by Stephanie Brill Queer + Pregnant, a personal journal by Mx. Jenna M Brown
Lunasea Scout Guide for Breastfeeding Families by Kait Moon The ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians by Rachel Pepper And baby makes more by Susan Goldberg
Confessions fo the Other Mother by Harlyn Aizley
Buying Dad: One Woman’s Search for the Perfect Sperm Donor by Harlyn Aizley Journey to same sex parenthood by Eric Rosswood
The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads by Eric Rosswood Subversive Motherhood by Maria Llopis
Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag by A. K. Summers