Black History Month is almost but not quite over, and over the past few weeks it’s been brought to the forefront of not only my working life but personal too as a mixed race woman, the issues surrounding black and ethnic minority women’s health inequalities.
BAME women are 5 times more likely to DIE during pregnancy and childbirth here in the UK in today’s society! The MBRRACE repot that discusses these findings can be read here https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk/reports
With this growing problem we need to think proactively about the maltreatment and disadvantage our women are experiencing. A contributing factor is social deprivation for these women so I wanted to take this opportunity to showcase an amazing black women entrepreneur from my own community who has set up services to support women’s wellbeing and improve the lives of all women.
Zakiyah grew up and lives in Liverpool, I took some time to talk with her about these issues and why the work she does is so important to her….