Introduction – Bio

Ynanna Djehuty is an Afro-Dominican woman born and raised in the Bronx. She is a writer and certified birth doula. She is a member of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC), and a sister of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. The focus of her work is the empowerment of women and people of the African Diaspora, specifically discussing the Afro-Latina Identity. She utilizes her experience as a birth doula to raise awareness on maternal and infant health for womyn, highlighting the disparities in the healthcare system in the United States for womyn of color. She is studying to become a midwife to continue to advocate for womyn and their overall well-being.