Advocate & Speaker
Early Childhood Studies, Ryerson University 2020
Honours Bachelor of Child Development, Seneca 2018
Diploma ECE, Loyalist College 2015
A Bit About Me
I am a mother of four, with three biological children, and one stepchild. I had my first baby with an OBGYN and my second and third with a midwife and have been interested in the differences in birthing care ever since. Through my academic and professional studies, I've found research on birth and its long-term impacts on children and their families to be very interesting. I have discovered so much about the connections between childbirth, infant development, childhood, and even adult development. Now, I share this research so that families planning for birth and infant care can make informed decisions for themselves and their babies.
The Black Birth Project is a community-based research project aimed at addressing current gaps in Canadian research about Black birthing people. This project is an act of community care focused on empowering Black birthing people with resources and providing training & workshop opportunities for healthcare professionals.
Personal Reflection E-Books
Self reflection is an important tool when it comes to caring for others. "My Deep Dive" is workbook for birth workers and "From the Roots into the Seeds" is a workbook for parents. Both books explore the origin of our personal beliefs and how they influence our life experiences.
Black Mothers' Child Birth Experiences, Scarlett 2020
For my Master's thesis project, I interviewed 30 Black women in the GTA about their childbirth experiences. They told me stories about some of their terrible experiences as well as what went well. You can read the full thesis paper here.