Feature : Labor of Love / Eastbay Express

I’m very passionate about providing compassionate care [to Black women] by a provider that looks like them and understands their struggle and speaks their language and is also in their community,” Franklin enthused. “It’s not the solution but it’s one of the solutions in reversing those statistics.”

Judging by the large turnouts at Franklin’s workshops, it seems that many others share her perspective. Franklin has found that there are more aspiring doulas of color than she can accommodate in her trainings, so she is currently working on an online curriculum so that she can continue to educate people even while she’s away from the Bay Area for her midwifery studies.

Check out the full interview from Labor of Love / East Bay Express

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