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#LetsGetReal with Kai Ayo Z, Queer Birthworker

By : Class Administrator

This week #LetsGetReal with Kai Ayo Z. Shatteen.

Kai Ayo Z, Shatteen (they/them) is a Black, Queer Birthworker with a deep commitment to ending the injustice that puts BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) and LGBTQIA communities at the bottom when it comes to positive birth outcomes. For Kai this work is an answer to Ancestral calling, not a career and they are guided by their Ancestors daily. Kai is an Apprentice Midwife, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, Herbal Medicine Maker, as well as a Birth & Postpartum Consultant. Currently they are the Client Intake Director for the Roots of Labor Birth Collective and they have the joy of parenting two young adults!