Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author of five books and a nationally recognized media commentator, consultant and advocate for women and infant health. A frequent contributor to The New York Times, Washington Post, Slate and HuffPost, Kimberly was named one of “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” for 2018 by Women’s eNews. Her career in journalism spans over two decades, during which time she served as a senior editor at ESSENCE, writer at FORTUNE magazine and worked internationally at The Times of London.
We believe who is telling the story matters and that health equity is, at its core, a racial justice issue. To that end, we engage and connect skilled writers, journalists, filmmakers and other creatives of color and harness their collective media expertise and cultural knowledge to address the greatest public health challenge and most pernicious social injustice of our time. Shifting power over the narrative leads to impactful storytelling, empowering messaging campaigns and communication initiatives that resonate with our communities.
We are on a mission to equalize the experience of giving birth for every person. Irth disrupts the notion that all women experience the same hospital or doctor in the same way. The truth is, compelling research proves that implicit bias, including your race, class, gender identification, marital status or even sexual orientation can impact the care and treatment you receive. Now there's an app to screen for that.
Introducing irth---It's Birth. Without the B for bias.
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