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Birthing and Justice with Dr Ruth De Souza

Dr Ruth De Souza

Childbirth is supposed to be empowering, but for many birthing people it is not. For Indigenous women, immigrant women and women of colour, birthing within the western healthcare system can be anything but affirming. It can feel unsafe. In this raw and challenging talks series, health researcher, clinician and nursing educator Dr Ruth De Souza (RMIT University) hosts conversations about birth, racism and cultural safety with change makers working within the maternal health-care sector to break down the structures built on colonisation. This is a series that will give birthing people hope and power when they’re at their most vulnerable.
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Series 4 Episode 3: Alice Te Punga Somerville on fertility and making babies for the revolutionJanuary 25, 2023
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Series 4: Episode 2 Professor Cath Chamberlain on transforming intergenerational trauma. January 19, 2023
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Series 4 Episode 1: Jacynta Krakouer and Indigo Willing on how colonisation and the idea of the “white saviour” have shaped responses to child welfareJanuary 12, 2023
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Series 3 Episode 7: Carla Pascoe Leahy on connecting the past and future in the AnthropoceneJune 14, 2022
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Series 3 Episode 6: Ritodhi Chakraborty and Aline Carrara on intergenerational happiness and joy in an era of climate changeJune 09, 2022
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Series 3 Episode 5: Janelle Da Silva on the right to be born into loveJune 02, 2022
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Series 3 Episode 4: Natalie Kon-yu on writing, birth trauma and medical sexismMay 26, 2022
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Series 3 Episode 3: Aruna Boodram on abolitionist parenting and surviving the NICUMay 20, 2022
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Season 3 Episode 2: Lucinda Canty on racism in institutions and birthing careMay 11, 2022
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Season 3 Episode1: Cherisse Buzzacott on opening the door for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwivesMay 05, 2022
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Introducing Season 3 of Birthing and JusticeApril 27, 2022
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Season 2 Episode 7: Eleanor Jackson on the poetics and politics of birthingFebruary 07, 2022
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Season 2 Episode 6: Helen Ngo on bilingualism, the habits of racism and embodied experiences of parentingJanuary 31, 2022
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Season 2 Episode 5: Dr Nisha Khot on making a difference in obstetric careJanuary 24, 2022
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Season 2 Episode 4: Annabel Farry on finding the sweet spot January 17, 2022
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Season 2 Episode 3: Habiba Ahmed on reclaiming power and joyNovember 22, 2021
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Season 2 Episode 2: Donna Cormack on transformation for Māori healthOctober 28, 2021
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Season 2 Episode 1: Gina Bundle & Storm Henry on trust in hospitalsOctober 13, 2021
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Coming up in Series 2 of Birthing and JusticeOctober 11, 2021
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Season 1 Episode 3: Dr Mimi Niles on birthing bodiesJune 12, 2021
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Season 1 Episode 2: Karel Williams on birthing on country June 11, 2021
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Season 1 Episode 1: Dr Naomi Simmonds on decolonising birthJune 10, 2021
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Welcome to Birthing and JusticeJune 09, 2021
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