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Activism and Advocacy in a Biased Medical System with Latham Thomas
Episode 1628th January 2021 • At The Table with Alaa Murabit • Alaa Murabit
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Latham Thomas calls herself a maternity lifestyle maven. Alaa calls her a revolutionary for women.  Together they are going to explore Latham’s inspirations, her views on the inherent discrimination in the health care system and exploring what it means to be a black mother in America.

 

Being At The Table means:

“Throw the table out, let somebody repurpose the wood, turn it into something else, and see what the space looks like when there's nothing else in the room. Now we're all in this room together, and now how do we design a future together?” – Latham Thomas

 

Highlights from the Conversation:

  • Latham’s inspiration and driving force for the work she does
  • How body literacy from a young age shaped her path to later becoming a doula
  • The inherent mistrust that people of color have with the medical system
  • The watershed moment that led to her to train other doulas and the success behind it
  • Facing the reality of black maternal mortality
  • Empowering people to make choices and navigate the system
  • Finding the wisdom many have lost through reflection and tradition
  • The Survival Programs created by the Black Panther movement
  • And more

 

About the Guest:

Latham Thomas is a maternity lifestyle maven, world renown wellness leader, master birth doula, and bestselling author on the vanguard of transforming the wellness movement. Named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, Latham’s journey began after giving birth to her son Fulano in 2003 and founding MamaGlow.

https://mamaglow.com/

About the Host:

Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global security strategist, women’s rights advocate and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocate.

 

https://alaamurabit.com/

https://www.instagram.com/alaamurabit/

https://twitter.com/almmura

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alaamurabit/

 

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