"Black family love is the joy that shows up for birth. And this makes everything I do worthwhile."
“As a member of the Village, my duty is to inspire,” said Johnson. “Inspire in any capacity, inspiration is so versatile. With this lovely family, that entailed practicing self-love. Practicing loving on one another. Transferring that same love onto and into this beautiful Black boy. Black family love is the joy that shows up for birth. And this makes everything I do worthwhile.”
As a doula, Mercedez inspires Black family love which helps create healthy and joyous births. If you are interested in becoming a doula, or learning more about how adding a doula to your village of support can create a more loving, joyous birthing experience, please learn more about AAIMM’s Doula Program and find resources HERE.