Every month, Kurly Klips aims to donate to organizations that help the Black community. This month, we're donating to the Black Mama's Matter Alliance. Why? Because Black women are three and four times more likely to die of a pregnancy-related complication than white women in the U.S. You read that right. THREE AND FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE. And guess what? It doesn't matter how much money you have, what hospital you go to, or even how healthy you are. We are disproportionately dying during and directly after childbirth.
The Black Mamas Matter Alliance seeks to correct this injustice and advocate for Black maternal health.
Tell me more about the Black Mama's Matter Alliance!
From their website:
The Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. We center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.
We envision a world where Black mamas have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy.
As an alliance, BMMA aims to:
- Change policy: introduce and advance policy grounded in the human rights framework that addresses Black maternal health inequity and improves Black maternal health outcomes
- Cultivate research: leverage the talent and knowledge that exists in Black communities and cultivate innovative research methods to inform the policy agenda to improve Black maternal health
- Advance care for Black mamas: explore, introduce, and enhance holistic and comprehensive approaches to Black mamas’ care
- Shift culture: redirect and reframe the conversation on Black maternal health and amplify the voices of Black mamas
Please read the story I liked to above from Essence, y'all. It will have you shook. This is a crisis impacting our community and as a company, we are more than happy to support this cause.
Your sister in beauty and health,