Interview with Indra Lusero
Indra discusses the shutting down of essential midwifery practices in Colorado, the state of midwifery in Colorado, finding joy and passion in work, and the incredible growth and direction of the Birth Rights Bar Association. Plenty of shout outs, a guest co-host, and fun in this news podcast.
Indra Wood Lusero, is a Staff Attorney with National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and founder of Elephant Circle and the Birth Rights Bar Association. Indra has been a lawyer, teacher, performance artist, doula, wall-paper hanger, entrepreneur and more. This interdisciplinary approach is part of what makes Indra a Social Midwife (a term coined by Vincent Harding to describe people who help give birth to a new way). Indra has been dedicated to dismantling racism and white supremacy and building more equitable organizations/teams/systems since attending their first "Undoing Racism" workshop at the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Leadership Institute in 1991. Indra gave birth at home in 2003, after being the non-laboring parent of a hospital-born baby in 2001. As a genderqueer Latinx parent rooted in the Rocky Mountain West, Indra is committed to creating a world where all worlds fit.
How to network with Indra:
@IndraLusero on Twitter
@elephantcircle on Facebook
People, places and things mentioned on the podcast:
Birth Rights Bar Association
Nicole White, guest co-host and midwife in Michigan
Closure of Colorado Nurse-Midwifery Services
Midwives Model of Care
The rise of Birth Justice Attorneys
Webinar:Medicaid, Midwives and Managed Care
Mama's Got a Plan
Pushed and Consented Booklet
Rinat Dray Case
Birth Place Lab
Book: Trauma Stewardship
Theatre of the Oppressed
Book: Emergent Strategy
Book: Pleasure Activism
Arts and Society funded dance at hospital
2/17/2019 03:40:53 pm
So informative and interesting! A great podcast for birth workers or birth lovers. Especially those in Colorado. Highly recommend!
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