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Black Women's Dept. of Labor

Black Women's Dept. of Labor

A project and podcast by Taja Lindley examining the intersections of race, gender and the double entendre of labor: to work and to give birth. Formerly known as the Birth Justice Podcast NYC. Produced by Colored Girls Hustle.

Episodes available every other Wednesday.

Recent Episodes

June 22, 2022

Discovering Your Purpose with Astrology

Have you ever asked yourself: “why am I alive?”| “what is my calling?” | “what’s my next career move?” If so, this episode is for you! In this intergenerational podcast workshop, we discuss: Astrology 101 covering signs, elem...

June 08, 2022

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) | A Panel Discussion about Race, Gender, & the Labor of Anti-Oppression Work

“We are in the business of putting ourselves out of business.” Nico Le Blanc In our first - and only! - panel discussion of the season, Taja Lindley facilitates a conversation with 3 diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) pra...

May 25, 2022

All Black Everything

Is a diverse healthcare workforce enough to eradicate racism in medicine ? The short is: no. Using race to remedy racism is not enough. And let's talk about why with four Black providers in reproductive health: an OBGYN, a nu...

May 11, 2022

The A.R.T. of Birthing with Olivia Ford

Part Two: The Old Fashion Gay Way Are you curious about how to get pregnant when queer? “Don't use a turkey baster!” Olivia Ford Olivia started her path to parenthood before being partnered. After her intuition told her it wa...

April 27, 2022

The A.R.T. of Birthing with LeConté Dill

Part One: The Ol’ Mama Gang “I saw my daughter for the first time in a vision while I was meditating.” LeConté Dill After Dr. LeConté Dill ’s vision in 2014, she met her husband, had an epic first date, eloped, and began her ...

April 13, 2022

Gendered as Laborers with Jennifer Morgan & Dorothy Roberts

A Select History of Race, Labor, & Reproduction in the U.S. “Black women are at the heart of the history of the Atlantic world.” Jennifer Morgan What does it mean to be gendered as laborers? Both physiologically and economic...

April 01, 2022

Introducing the Black Women's Dept. of Labor

Welcome to the Black Women's Dept. of Labor - a project and podcast by Taja Lindley about race, gender, and the double entendre of labor: to work and to give birth. The first episode premieres Wednesday April 13th, 2022 durin...

Recent Blog Posts

Clarifying Your Purpose with Astrology Workbook

Grab your copy of the workbook companion to our sixth episode about discovering your purpose with astrology. Available for immediate download.

Meet Our First Sponsor!

The Economic Hardship Reporting Project recently awarded a grant to the Black Women's Dept. of Labor Podcast to support the rest of our current season!

Beyond All Black Everything TOMORROW on IG Live

Invitation to tune in to an upcoming IG Live conversation between the Black Women's Dept. of Labor and the National Birth Equity Collaborative to discuss…