Removing Rebozo Teachings from Doula Trainings

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Tamara Sanchez
6 days ago
The use of the Rebozo in Western Midwifery birthing practice is a form of enthomedical piracy.

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Maria Isabel Breña Millán
3 weeks ago
It’s cultural appropriation and disrespectful to the indigenous communities.

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Madeline Bay
Aug 5, 2021
Wow, I had no idea the history of the rebozo or its sacredness. Thank you for sharing. Standing with you in solidarity as NZ Māori, your taonga deserves reclaiming and protecting! Kia māia!

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Lilly Smith
Jul 22, 2021
I am a white american but fully agree with your petition. I started doula training after having four of my own babies. I wanted more training for when my sister had her babies. After going through a workshop for doulas they brought up the rebozo. I decided I didnt want to use it after researching the history and proper ways of using it. Thankyou for this petition.

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Geneva Hill
Apr 30, 2021
I see no harm in using a fabric of any kind to help mom and baby.

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Chelsea Rodriguez
Apr 30, 2021
I believe strongly in everything shared in the petition and also want to emphasize that In the capitalist system many feel they have to no choice but to participate in, we cannot be naive about who does and does not profit off this ancient technology. If we are commodifying the intervention for profit (through trainings, rebozo sales, etc) let’s put money in the hands of the indigenous women who are the keepers of this sacred practice, not in the hands of the white trainers who peddle it as part of their businesses. Let’s not reproduce the tragedies of colonialism and cultural appropriation as doulas.

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Michelle O'Brien
Mar 29, 2021
When we know better, we need to do better.

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Renecia Joseph
Mar 27, 2021
I’m doing what’s right!

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Lynnea McMahon
Mar 27, 2021
Appropriation should not be profited from

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Sade Taft
Mar 25, 2021
Because appropriation, that's why.