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ARTIST: @magwayen_jewelry .
Black birthing people die more than twice as often as white birthing people in the U.S. That fact is both staggering and horrifying. When our society was built upon the oppression of Black and Indigenous Peoples, those same people living their lives, finding joy, and building families is uniquely radical.
Looking into Black birth work and the history of Black and African-heritage birthing people, I learned there is a movement to increase how many Black doulas and midwives there are to provide culturally and historically responsive healthcare to Black families. The healing required for this movement is enormous and likely very painful, and it has required, according to the National Association to Advance Black Birth, "going back to fetch it" or learning the tradition and histories of Black and African birth work. So much ancestral knowledge about birth work was forcibly stamped out, but the movement to heal and relearn the important work of taking care of Black birthing people and children is strong and beautiful, and that is what this brooch represents.
This is a sankofa. It is a Ghanaian symbol representing the practice of reaching back to ancestors' teachings in order to inform and enrich the present. The sankofa is pierced from two layers of sterling silver, and the bird are reaching back to nudge a small star ruby cabochon. Black birthing people matter. Pin measures approximately 2" x 1".