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Being a Black Student in Midwifery School
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Being a Black Student in Midwifery School

A candid conversation
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Episode Summary

Sabia & Mystique get candid about being a Black student in midwifery school, the pathway from a doula to a midwife, finding your passion, and maintaining balance and health. Listen to the audio, watch the video below, or read the transcript (now through substack!)

Bio

Iya Mystique (they/she) is a “unicorn”, Black queer femme, certified radical, full spectrum birth worker and educator. With a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Iya Mystique is a trained newborn care specialist, and advanced holistic plant medicine practitioner. Iya Mystique specializes in Caribbean-Indigenous practices in their role as an initiated Ifa priestess in perinatal health, reproductive health and justice, “Blactation” (Black lactation), and healing justice for Black LGBTQ+ communities. Iya Mystique’s vision is to one day to incorporate community healing justice, lactation, and affirmative reproductive education in their future full-spectrum practice.

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Keywords

pregnancy, school, midwifery school, student, BIPOC, Black, midwifery, student

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Iya Mystique
Mystique Hargrove
Sabia Wade, The Black Doula