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We are developing a documentary about the experiences of Black women in the maternal health care system in the United States. We want to understand the layers of invisibility that lead to deadly outcomes for women, pregnant people and infants. We want to understand the full spectrum of bias, from microagressions to catastrophic neglect, that affect Black women’s health outcomes and prevents them from obtaining quality and life-saving maternal health care.
The recent media attention to the Black maternal health crisis is encouraging. Our harrowing and devastating experiences are finally reaching the public consciousness one story at a time. However, popular media attention can be fleeting. We need to center our voices not only to more fully understand the problem but to see a way forward. We hope our documentary will lend to a sustained focus on Black maternal health.