This talk is free to hacp members, £5 to non members.
When we think about going against the grain, we recognise that it means being contrary to the natural inclination or feeling of someone or something. It takes courage to go against the grain and stand up for what you believe in. We will be exploring what it means to go against the grain in our personal lives, work lives and society. Until we can go against the grain of the societal narrative and begin to examine and relearn the things that have become the core of us, we will continue to see and practise inequity. This time with Mars will be a workshop that will involve active participation as we explore why we believe what we believe and how we need to do the unusual..
Mars is a Certified Life Coach and birth activist. She is the Leading Voice in Black Maternal Health and cultural competency. A multi-award-winning doula, mentor, and educator. She is on the RCOG Race Equality Taskforce and on the Birthrights Legal inquiry into Black Maternal Health panel. With over 18 years of experience. Mars is in high demand, both in the UK and across the world, as a speaker and trainer.
Mars created Abuela Doulas, a doula preparation course primarily, but not exclusively, for Black and Brown women, and is the Founder of BLA (Black Lives Abuela) Scholarship. This scholarship is to help Black women who wish to become doulas to train and not be held back by socio-economic disadvantage. She is Inclusion Consultant to several large companies causing them to look deep into their practice to make systemic and structural change.