Fat and Disabled: What Birth Justice Means For Us

Often when we see images of what a doula is supposed to be it is often a skinny, WHITE, able-bodied ciswoman. When we think about what it means to be a parent we don't talk about the rich legacy of fat and disabled folks and the families we raise. Why? Because doctors, nurses and other gate keepers want to control our imagination and choices by saying that if you are fat or disabled you shouldn't have a baby or become a parent. We will hear from parents from different communities talk about what it means to be fat, disabled and part of a birth justice movement and what gets in the way of being able to participate in birth justice.

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