Pregnancy, Birth and Reproductive Health are topics that should be embraced in every household, yet so many of us haven't learned the most basic of information about our bodies. We are living through a maternal health crisis in the USA that disproportionately affects Black Women and Native American Women and while millennials may make up the next generation of parents, many are seeking options, have questions begging to be answered and want to be empowered as they navigate the birth process. Join NATAL podcast co-hosts, Martina Abrahams Ilunga and Gabrielle Horton along with Mama Glow's Daphne Thompson and Djali Brown Cepeda in a lively informative conversation about maternal health for the millennial generation.
Martina Abrahams Ilunga - Co- Host NATAL, turned a lifelong passion for stories into a career in marketing, and media. In 2016 she and her sister founded "You Had Me at Black".
Gabrielle Horton - Co-host, NATAL is a former Democratic political staffer turned media producer. In July 2019, she launched her production company, The Woodshaw, and currently produces the Hear to Slay and The Black List podcasts.
Daphne Thompson is the Head of Content and Partnership for Mama Glow, working to bring more millennial and gen z voices into the Mama Glow community, with the intention of inciting activism for birth justice and de-stigmatizing conversations around maternal health for the next generation of future parents.
Djali Brown-Cepeda, founder of Ancestral Allchemy seeks to bridge the gap between ancestral wisdom and modernity, offering a wide spectrum of holistic practices–such as doula services, meditation and yoga, and energy work–that draw from Afro-Caribbean and Indigenous traditions.