Kindness

Kindness

Be Kind Mars Lord 24th November 2019 ”It’s been a funny few weeks. Sadly none of it left me laughing. I’ve been wanting to put my thoughts down for the longest time, but it keeps making my heart feel heavy. However, the need to keep the conversation going is...
MBRRACE 2019 embargo

MBRRACE 2019 embargo

Waiting In Anticipation Mars Lord 20th November 2019 It’s about this time of year that the MBRRACE study is released. The last one brought the shocking statistic that with the relatively rare cases of maternal mortality, black women are five times more at risk than...
Black Maternal Health Week

Black Maternal Health Week

Black Maternal Health Week Mars Lord 24th April 2019 Today is my 52nd birthday. My godmother called me today to wish me a happy birthday. In the middle of our conversation she told me how her daughter, my god sister, nearly died when she gave birth two years ago....
Reproductive Justice Retreat 2018

Reproductive Justice Retreat 2018

Reproductive Justice Retreat 2018 Mars Lord 29th November 2018 Devon in the winter probably isn’t everyone’s idea of a long weekend away, but that’s where eighteen women found themselves on 22nd November 2018. We arrived to a beautiful set of cottages in Witheridge....
Cultural Competency in the Birth World

Cultural Competency in the Birth World

Cultural Competency In The Birth World Mars Lord 6th September 2018 One of the problems with talking about cultural competency, is that the studies aren’t quite there yet. A problem that we have when we talk about cultural competency in the UK is that people...
Pregnancy, Motherhood, Village

Pregnancy, Motherhood, Village

Pregnancy, Motherhood and Village Mars Lord 4th July 2018 I’d like us to look for a moment at Pregnancy, Motherhood and the Village way. I don’t know how many of you are aware of this but black women are 3-4 times more likely to die in childbirth than...

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