We were THRILLED to chat with Nadia Hussain, director of the Maternal Justice campaign at Moms Rising. We could’ve talked for hours with Nadia, but alas…life. We chatted with Nadia about her immigrant upbringing, the state of maternity care in the US, her work with MomsRising, and how moms can get involved at every level in the causes that matter to them.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • How being a first generation American influenced her path to social activism
  • Her faith and her family’s fight against colonialism in Bangladesh as inspiration for service
  • The birth mortality rates of Black women in the US and the statistic that startled us
  • The connection between maternal justice, incarceration rates and racism in the US
  • What maternal justice means in the US
  • Why your signature matters, and how you can get involved, no matter how busy you are

More about Nadia

S. Nadia Hussain is the Maternal Justice Campaign Director at MomsRising. She also currently serves on the board of the ACLU of New Jersey, is the co-founder of the Bangladeshi American Women’s Development Initiative (BAWDI) and is passionate about empowering the rights of women and marginalized communities.

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This episode is sponsored by the BINKA BEAR!

First, I want to disclose that I gifted this sponsorship to my friend Kaitlyn because I believe in the mission of her product SO. HARD. CORE. There was no money exchanged, and I’m happy to make her a sponsor. Because taking away the binkie from my middle child was such a horrific experience that SIX years later, I still want to give back to other moms by helping get through this challenging time.

We’re so happy to support our friend Kaitlyn’s Kickstarter. Kaitlyn Pierce is a mother of two little girls, age 5 and 2. She created a product inspired by the creative way she helped her oldest daughter, Sylvia, kick the challenging pacifier habit for good. The product is called Binka Bear and has grown from an idea to a fully functional product now on Kickstarter. Just before Sylvia turned 3, Kaitlyn began looking for tools or products to help with this transition and found nothing on the market, however, she did discover a fun solution a couple of her friends had tried which inspired the idea that is now Binka Bear. The product launched on Kickstarter on July 6th, so let’s show Kaitlyn some love over at her Kickstarter page.

 

 

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