Maternal mortality in communities of color (particularly for Black and Indigenous womxn) is a national crisis. Adding to these tragedies is our knowledge that many of these deaths and complications are preventable. In January 2019, SISTA Fire responded to a tragedy in our community with an Open Letter: We Believe Black Women. Since then, we have seen an outpouring of stories from our community that brought to light the maternal health crisis here in Rhode Island. This is an issue of systemic racism against womxn of color and our families.
SISTA Fire is working with Black womxn, Indigenous womxn and womxn of color to ensure we are heard, seen, and honored for the knowledge we have of our bodies. Our collective stories are powerful and important to making change! Thank you again for your willingness to share and become part of the collective process.
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