After much deliberation, we are so excited to announce the 2023 post-partum doula scholarship recipients!
This scholarship is a joint venture between Abide and one of our community partners, Delighted to Doula.
"Delighted to Doula Birth Services exists to eliminate maternal mortality in communities that have the lowest quality of care. Our program Goal 366 offers an anti-bias approach with evidence-based physical and educational postpartum support to mothers and families. We educate the mothers we help by providing baby care education, including understanding baby cues and bottle feeding and breast/chestfeeding support; and support for moms’ recovery, including sleep for mom and infant. We provide full year of at-home visits, helping mothers build confidence and supporting them as they transition into parenthood. Our support extends to cooking meals, light housekeeping, running errands, doing laundry, and assisting the mother’s personal self-care and recovery."
The purpose of the scholarship was to recruit new doulas to join our team and help us serve our wonderful community of sunny South Dallas.
The criteria to qualify for the scholarship included:
• South Dallas resident, preferred
• Identifies as BIPOC
• Flexible schedule
• Reliable transportation
The chosen applicants received a scholarship for CAPPA Postpartum Doula training, a $525 dollar value, and 12 months of Doula mentorship, a $1,500 dollar value.
Please join us in congratulating the winners of this scholarship cycle!
Chameka has an Associates Degree in Applied Arts & Science and is the owner of Chosen Angels Catering, which she manages in addition to working as a nanny for a wonderful family of 5.
Prior to being a nanny, she was a feeding technician at a pediatric hospital, working with families to help transition their wonderful kiddos from NG tubes and Gbuttons to being able to eat by mouth.
She writes, "I've always loved working with children and am honored to have this opportunity."
Angelica Martinez is a mother and scholar.
She’s currently doing her Ph.D. in Arts and Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas where she studies how digital technologies mobilize and (re)shape female bodies in virtual space.
Her transition to motherhood as well as her Ph.D. studies made her more conscious of how race, gender, and class interfere with the motherhood experience.
Angelica is a feminist advocate for justice, education, and equality for mothers.
Jasmine Jenkins was born and raised in the New England area, and recently moved to Texas after attending Howard University in Washington, D.C. Jasmine is a licensed Audiology Assistant, Certified Childbirth Educator, Placenta Specialist, and a ROSE Community Transformer.
Her passion for birth work began after overcoming many challenges during her own pregnancy and birthing experience as a women of color during a global pandemic.
Jasmine’s passion is to educate, empower, and support women and their families through pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Congratulations, queens! We are so excited to continue the work of birth justice with you on our team.