Apr 13, 2021
Where do birthwork, the law and DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion) intersect? With our guest, Ravae Sinclair. Ravae is a certified birth doula with DONA International, certified childbirth educator with Lamaze International, lactation counselor, and postpartum doula in the south of Florida (U.S.) area. Since she began her doula career in 2002, and has supported over 700 families through a wide variety of birth and postpartum experiences. After 6 years on the DONA Board working in the roles of Intercultural Director, Ethics Chair, President, Nominations Chair, and Immediate Past President, Ravae is focused on supporting DONA International in the process of anti-racism work, exploring truth & reconciliation and shifting internal infrastructure to dismantle white supremacist policies. DONA International’s influence on the birth world is significant, so being a change agent within the organization is a priority for Ravae.
In the episode, Ravae shares how she got into birthwork, and the role that law school played in her journey. Then, she shares how she helps other birth professionals grow their business with tools (contracts) and support.
What Ravae is reading: The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Soulja