Rochelle Jamila Wilbun and Ogemdi Ude will create AfroPeach, a series of online, and eventual in-person, dance workshops for Black postpartum people in Brooklyn. The project will uniquely blend movement healing practices and birth work to provide holistic care for Black people after pregnancy and birth. Workshop offerings will focus on healing from the physical, mental, and emotional effects of pregnancy and birth, creatively processing birth stories, and building somatic relationships between new parents/caretakers and their babies. AfroPeach aims to support Black bleeding and birthing people to feel empowered and sacred in their bodies, and to decrease postpartum health disparities by fostering a supportive wellness space.
Image: Ritual for a 5th World, Rochelle Jamila Wilbun. Kneeling and wearing red pants and a red hoodie, Rochelle draws a circle around herself on the wooden floor.