DAY 3 PANEL 2: Sisterfriends: It Takes a Village LaToya Archibald Speakers: LaToya Siobhan Archibald; Courtney Douglass; Brittany Young; Malika Fair; Cherie Belamie Description: This panel focuses on the importance of sisterhood and friendship in navigating the journeys of reproduction, pregnancy and motherhood.
Sister friendships are keys to our mental and physical health. In joy and in sorrow, these relationships are intentional, deep and wide, and integral to our resilience and our resistance.
This will be a vulnerable dialogue about how sisterfriends can support one another through desiring to be mothers, infertility, pregnancy, postpartum, motherhood, and every destination in between including tips for identifying your girls, pouring into and affirming those relationships, resolving conflict, and showing up for one another. Theme(s): Family Supports, Mental Health, Prenatal/Postpartum Care, Opioid/Substance Use