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Black Mom Raises $30K by Livestreaming her Birth to Support Other Moms of Color

She’s a Harlem, N.Y. -based philanthropist, model, and musician, but on Tuesday, Marz Lovejoy’s purpose became even bigger. According to the Los Angeles Times , about 1,500 people tuned in after Lovejoy decided to livestream her birthing session to raise money for mothers of color to be able to afford a doula and midwife. Lovejoy’s concern grew for women of color having no choice but to give birth in crowded hospitals and medical centers as COVID-19 continues to spread across the nation. “[I’ve been] thinking about all my sisters who are pregnant and are not in a position to have a home birth or have a birthing center and have to be in a hospital,” Lovejoy told the LA Times. Lovejoy gained popularity as a Fenty model where she posed pregnant in a Fenty X Savage campaign . She continued her inspirational efforts by sharing her story with women of color who may be first-time moms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women are three to four times more...

May 15, 2020