Meet the Women of World Pulse Live
We are so excited about this year's World Pulse LIVE Tour and our three incredible women leaders! We are taking to the cities of New York, Portland and San Francisco September 21-October 3. Before we do, we want you to know more about each woman, how she is using digital tools to advance her work, and why you should join us on the tour.
Do you have a question for our women leaders? Submit it as a comment to this post—you never know, your question might make it into the official World Pulse LIVE Tour! We are taking your questions now until September 12.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Ynanna Djehuty is an Afro-Dominicana midwife and writer. She raises awareness about maternal and infant health for women in the United States, the country with the worst maternal death rate among industrialized nations. She is dedicated to radically changing the conditions under which women of color are giving birth in the US healthcare system.
IN HER OWN WORDS:
Her Life Vision
“My personal vision for my life is to evolve and put the past to rest while carrying its lessons into a new world that is forthcoming. To speak out about the ills in the world but with a voice of hope: that shedding light will bring a healing to our families and world that has not been seen in centuries.”
—From Ynanna's post "Being a Voice for The Past, Present, and Unfolding Future." Read more about her life and vision »
"My greatest teachers are the women who allow me to assist them in birthing their children. They hold all the lessons and knowledge in their bodies. To be a witness has profoundly changed my life and I will never be the same again. Bless these hands. May they be golden and strong enough to support this miraculous occurrence."
—From Ynanna's post "These Humble Hands - Catching A Baby For The First Time." Read more about her work »
Her Digital Empowerment Journey
“Reaching the world in a click of a button is incredibly mind-blowing...As a midwife, writer and social justice advocate, I expand my network online and share my writings and thoughts about the current state of women of color in the United States. My experience has made me understand the power of technology in resisting oppression, educating the collective and creating solutions.”
—From Ynanna's post "Technology As A Tool For Liberation." Read more about her digital empowerment journey »
Ask Ynanna a Question!
Submit it as a comment to this post—you never know, your question might make it into the official World Pulse LIVE Tour!