April 11th 

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Abortion After Experiencing Postpartum Depression In The Past

About this Event

Have you experienced postpartum depression or anxiety? Did it take a toll on your life? Did you feel disconnected? If you said yes, you are a survivor.

Have you been pregnant and considered abortion because of the fear and anxiety of experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety again?

Do you feel guilt or shame because of your thoughts of abortion or not wanting a pregnancy?

Join She Matters for a frank discussion about considering abortion and any guilt that may remain.

Our founder, Jade Kearney will walk us through her thought process when she learned she was pregnant with her second baby.

We are delighted to have Brittany A. Johnson facilitate the conversation.

Brittany is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and certified trauma therapist. Brittany is not only the author of Get Out of Your Own Way, 21 Days to Stop Self Sabotage but also a Sabotage Guru and Purpose Strategist. Brittany stops women from Self Sabotage by eliminating their negative self-talk so they can process their pain and be Free from their Mental prisons and Prosper as the confident and courageous women they were called to be.

About She Matters:

Founded in 2019, She Matters is a virtual community where Black mothers get to experience greater mental wellness during their postpartum period.  We seek to support, validate and celebrate the experiences of Black mothers. Our platform provides a safe space to share our individual mental wellness journeys through meaningful participation, resources, and culturally competent wellness professionals.

 

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April 12th 

Reclaiming Our Voices 

About this Event

Join She Matters for a conversation about challenges in maternal care for Black mothers and the best way to navigate a medical system where Black women are four times more likely to die during childbirth and during their postpartum period than white women. Learn terminology, techniques, and support for a safe motherhood journey.

About She Matters

Founded in 2019, She Matters is a virtual community where Black mothers get to experience greater mental wellness during their postpartum period. We seek to support, validate and celebrate the experiences of Black mothers. Our platform provides a safe space to share our individual mental wellness journeys through meaningful participation, resources, and culturally competent wellness professionals.

 

Register Here 

 

April 14th 

How White Health Care Providers can help Black Women in our fight for fair maternal care.

About this Event

Join She Matters as we host a community forum with White allies within the mental health care industry to discuss the challenges we face and the best way for them to advocate on our behalf.

We are delighted to be joined by Paige Bellenbaum, LMSW.

About Paige Bellenbaum

Paige is is the Founding Director and Chief External Relations Officer of The Motherhood Center. Paige started her social work career working at a homeless shelter for families in San Francisco, where she built a multi-million Housing and Aftercare Program for families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. She then moved to New York City in 2000 to get her Masters of Social Work at Columbia University. After she graduated, she held executive-level positions at various non-profit agencies including Habitat for Humanity and Settlement Housing Fund.

After her first child was born, Paige suffered from severe postpartum depression that nearly ended her life. Once she began to heal, she became committed to fighting for education, screening, and treatment for postpartum depression so that no more women would have to suffer silently. She drafted legislation in New York State that was championed by State Senator Liz Krueger, mandating education and strongly encouraging screening of all new and expecting mothers that was signed into law in 2014. Paige has been an outspoken advocate on the issue of postpartum depression and uses her own story as a tool for change. She has appeared on the Today Show, NPR, PBS Newshour, and in Women’s Health Magazine, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and several other media outlets

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