The Boober for Birth Justice Fund (BBJF) pays for services and projects that directly benefit Black, Indigenous, and other people of color who are pregnant or newly postpartum, who are pursuing careers in or advancing their education in birth work, and/or who are already engaged in birth justice activism.
Birth Justice For All, Not Some
In our hometown of New York City, and in the United States, racial inequities in maternal and infant health are ubiquitous. Black birthing people are dying at eight to twelve times the rate of white birthing people here in NYC, due to institutional, medical, and interpersonal racism. As a white-owned organization devoted to transforming healthcare outcomes and experiences for expectant and new parents, boober has a responsibility to work to dismantle these racist systems which make birthing more dangerous for Black people, indigenous people, and other people of color.
Boober commits to continuous engagement in what we, as white people and founders, can do as individuals and as an organization to reduce harm and bring about the necessary radical change. We recognize that birth work is inherently political and we pledge to continually work to ensure that birth justice and equity become realities. To this end, we have established the Boober for Birth Justice Fund to pay for services and projects that directly benefit Black, Indigenous, and other people of color who are pregnant or newly postpartum, who are pursuing careers in or advancing their education in birth work, and/or who are already engaged in birth justice activism.
Pay it Back or Pay it Forward
If you are a white person interested in paying citizen-level reparations, or simply anyone who would like to pay forward the positive experience you had with boober, consider a donation to the Boober for Birth Justice Fund.
Your Contributions Help to:
Scholarships for BIPOC birth workers-in-training to train as doulas and/or lactation counselors and to participate in our doula mentorship program.
Subsidies for BIPOC birthing people in financial need who are matched to BIPOC doulas and lactation providers on the platform.
Support Calls to Action
Support calls for mutual aid, for midwifery school fees for BIPOC student midwives, and for any other calls to action (CTAs) that support the tackling of the Black maternal and infant mortality crisis.
Or show your support with a contribution
BIPOC-founded maternal health organizations
This is a non-exhaustive list of orgs that we support
(in alphabetical order).
Your donations make a difference.