We Stand against All Racism and Injustice
Nurturing Expressions believes it is the responsibility of each and every one of us to speak out publicly against systemic and everyday racism, prejudice, police brutality, and injustice. We support our staff, partners, and clients speaking out, protesting, and standing up for the too many victims of police brutality. We are proud to stand with those fighting for real justice and equality both here in the PNW and nationwide. We strive to elevate the Black voices and the stories of people of color.
We Stand against Racial Prejudice in Healthcare
Racial injustice and systemic racism are not exclusive to the judicial system and police. As a healthcare provider, we are acutely aware that Black women and pregnant POC have higher maternal mortality rates and face ongoing prejudice within the healthcare system. We are also painfully aware both of the racist history of baby formula and the continued stigma against breastfeeding and chestfeeding in Black and POC communities today.
Nurturing Expressions strives to provide an inclusive environment not only for the Black and POC communities, but also for the LGBTQI community. We are here to support you, to listen, to learn, and to–above all-provide a welcoming, nurturing place for parents.
We serve ALL pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, chestfeeding, and nursing parents, and all are welcome in our stores and community.
Black Lives Matter.
Additional Resources & Articles
Albert, M. A., Cozier, Y., Ridker, P. M., Palmer, J. R., Glynn, R. J., Rose, L., Halevy, N., & Rosenberg, L. (2010). Perceptions of race/ethnic discrimination in relation to mortality among Black women: results from the Black Women’s Health Study. Archives of internal medicine, 170(10), 896–904. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinternmed.2010.116
Black, L. L., Johnson, R., & VanHoose, L. (2015). The Relationship Between Perceived Racism/Discrimination and Health Among Black American Women: a Review of the Literature from 2003 to 2013. Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 2(1), 11–20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-014-0043-1
Mays, V. M., Cochran, S. D., & Barnes, N. W. (2007). Race, race-based discrimination, and health outcomes among African Americans. Annual review of psychology, 58, 201–225. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.psych.57.102904.190212
Williams, D. R., Lawrence, J. A., & Davis, B. A. (2019). Racism and Health: Evidence and Needed Research. Annual review of public health, 40, 105–125. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-040218-043750