EPISODE 6

Birthright Live!

The Restoration Episode

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Season 2, Episode 6: Birthright Live! The Restoration Episode

Episode Description: In this first Restoration episode of season 2, reproductive psychotherapist and CEO of Oshun Family Healing, Saleemah McNeil, and host Kimberly Seals Allers gather at SaksWorks Flagship in NYC to hold space for Black women who’ve experienced medical-related trauma. They are joined by three Black women looking for healing, including a woman who received racist comments from an OB/GYN. Another who was neglected by her midwife, which resulted in a full-term stillbirth. And a third who had her concerns ignored and lost her baby after a premature delivery.

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Raena Granberry is a Maternal Health Equity Consultant and Sr. Manager of Maternal and Infant Health at California Black Women’s Health Project. She’s an Inglewood native and Spelman College graduate who began in politics as a community engagement specialist with the California Democratic Party and elected officials including Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

Saleemah McNeil, CLC, MS, MFT is the CEO of Oshun Family Center, a Reproductive Psychotherapist, Certified Lactation Consultant, professionally trained Birth Doula, and a traumatic birth survivor. Saleemah has dedicated her work to helping families of color heal from traumatic birth experiences and transition into parenthood.

Safiya Rayford is a stay at home mom of two elementary aged children based in Sacramento, California and has been married to her college sweetheart for ten years. When she’s not homeschooling,  she can be found either in the garage tinkering with her electric cargo bike or gardening in her family’s urban farm in Northern California.

Roslyn J. Smith  is a New York City based financial services executive who has specialized in digital client experience at Fortune 500 companies. She serves on the board of Dress for Success Northern NJ, an organization dedicated to economic empowerment of women by providing the development tools to thrive in work and life.

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