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Join Us for a Special Meet & Greet and Book Reading with Krystal Redman
August 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmSuggested donation $5
Charis and SPARK Reproductive Justice now are excited to announce that SPARK Executive Director, Dr. Krystal Redman, is releasing a book titled, “I am Amyracle…. and I was born early”. “I am Amyracle…. and I was born early” is a family/children’s book that tells the story of Amyr–who was born prematurely at 27 weeks–weighed 1lb 12 oz–, stayed in the NICU for 121 days, and overcame and thrived through a multitude of medical challenges (Cerebral Palsy, Respiratory challenges, VP-shunt, amongst other conditions). This animated book “I am Amyracle…. and I was born early” is told through the eyes of Amyr and is narrated entirely by them. The purpose of this book was to create an educational piece of literature that is “family-friendly” that aims to normalize the topics of prematurity in Black families and high-risk maternal health and birthing outcomes. Reproductive and systemic oppression is directly linked to adverse birth outcomes in Black and Brown folx. “I am Amyracle…. and I was born early” is an animated health education book and personal story that will be used as a tool to add to the conversations of reproductive justice and the intersects of achieving better maternal health.