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Listen in as Dr. Cherese Sullivan-Henry generously shares the details of her family's struggle with infertility on this week's episode. She has recently started a video blog chronicling her journey to IVF (My Black IVF Story) in hopes that other Black women can find comfort in sharing her challenges. I am honored to call this brave woman my friend! Thank you for chatting with me, Cherese!
Cherese Sullivan-Henry, DVM is the creator of MyBlackIVFStory on YouTube and Instagram which is a personal account of her infertility journey. She is a graduate of Penn State University (Bachelor of Science), Tuskegee University (Master of Science), and Cornell University (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine). She is a member of the board of directors for Sparkles of Life Inc. a a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families dealing with infertility and delayed parenthood. Currently, she is a relief veterinarian living in Houston, TX with her husband, one year old twins, and dog.
My Black IVF Story on YouTube
Topics that we cover
-Sparkles of Life
-CDC article on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy
-Racial bias in pain assessment and treatment recommendations, and false beliefs about biological differences between blacks and whites
-My Black Receipt Project
Cherese's favorite recent Black-owned business purchase: Ejona Sleepwear
Stacey's favorite recent Black-owned business purchase: Red Bay Coffee (Carver's Dream is my favorite blend so far!)
Resources for expanding your thought process on anti-racism and White Privilege:
-How to Be an Anti-Racist Summary from Aspen Ideas Festival with Ibram X. Kendi
-Please see the Other Resources page on my website for some examples of learning material regarding systemic oppression, White privilege and allyship guides.
Ways to connect with The Whole Veterinarian!
Music Credit: Journey of Hope by Alexander Nakarada