Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Push Forward (with Latham Thomas)

Push Forward (with Latham Thomas)

We’re revisiting another conversation this week on Professional Troublemaker! Luvvie is talking to Latham Thomas - wellness maven to the stars, birth doula, and queen regent of radical self-care.Latham is an incredible storyteller and she lets us in on how the birth of her son catapulted her into her purpose. We learn about birthing as a chemical, transformative experience and how her ancestors showed up on her behalf to guide her through the process. This episode shines a light on the Black maternal health crisis and how racial bias, education, and economic stability all play a role in the staggering statistic of black women dying or experiencing health complications during childbirth. Latham has committed to being a mother to mothers and holding the hands of women - literally and figuratively - as a doula during and after pregnancy. Her view that the birthing process shouldn’t be as scary and difficult as it is for women and birthing people in this country is what fuels her work spotlighting this global crisis. She has joined forces with Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter, to model advocacy for Black Maternal Health through an initiative called Love Delivered. You can learn more about their work and how to stand alongside them by visiting mamaglowfoundation.org and carolsdaughter.com/lovedeliveredDon't forget to follow Latham’s personal Instagram and Twitter at @GlowMaven as well.***Follow @Luvvie everywhere – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Check out her New York Times best-selling book I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual! And be sure to order PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER: The Fear Fighter Manual, Luvvie’s second book, wherever books are sold.Have thoughts about the episode? Share on social media using the hashtag #ProfessionalTroublemaker. Also, follow the podcast on Instagram! Email podcast@aweluv.com with feedback or questions.

Duration: 1 hr 4 min

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