Birthing and Justice with Dr Ruth De Souza

Season 1 Episode 1: Dr Naomi Simmonds on decolonising birth

June 10, 2021 Ruth Season 1 Episode 1
Birthing and Justice with Dr Ruth De Souza
Season 1 Episode 1: Dr Naomi Simmonds on decolonising birth
Show Notes

Episode synopsis: Difference, writes Dr Naomi Simmonds, has always been intricately woven into the fabric of her life. A Maori woman, a mother, an academic and a leader Dr Simmonds’ world is encased by the structures of western thought and colonial legacies. Yet from within this space she finds ways to champion mana wahine in order to empower and liberate knowledge systems that have long been suppressed by western power structures.

Episode notes: 

Read Dr Naomi Simmonds PHD: Tū te turuturu nō Hine-te-iwaiwa: Mana wahine geographies of birth in Aotearoa New Zealand

https://researchcommons.waikato.ac.nz/handle/10289/8821