Womb Cycle represents the womb, the seasons, the moon, and the revolutions of life. By definition a cycle comes full circle based on a series of replicable events. Ironically, the human body in its purest form is a revolution of cycles day in and day out regardless of how one might interpret their own cycle of life. As a person who loves all things related to the human body, specifically reproduction, the idea of holding reproduction as sacred, improving health, saving babies and repeating the process seemed so simple. In fact, I was recovering from surgery when I began to toss around the idea of riding a road bike across the south eastern states in an effort to increase black infant mortality awareness, promote community midwifery, and fundraise for black community midwives. As time would have it, the idea grew beyond my wildest dreams.
While on an evening ride my mind was focused on the inertia of my wheels being propelled only by the revolutions of my legs. That was the moment...that was my eureka...my inner me and outer me had finally aligned spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. Just as my bike had become an extension of my body (literally), my womb would sync with my cycling. As strange as this might sound, it was and remains to be one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
From this experience I decided to create an organization that captivates not only Black infant mortality awareness and charity rides, but embrace the one single organ that sustains life through gestation, the WOMB. It is my hope, that Womb Cycle will create a safe intersection of Black wellness through cycling and improved outcomes for Black babies throughout the United States (US).
Regardless of how a person may identify, a loss of a baby is a life event that will alter that persons cycle of life forever. Infant mortality does not discriminate, it knows no boundaries. However, evidence has demonstrated time and time again that Black babies are the most vulnerable and highly susceptible to poor outcomes. This is not reflective of the status quo, in all honesty, the narrative is a distorted version of manipulated truths. In other words, the numbers don't lie, they tell a story. As a supporter of Womb Cycles you are actively deciding to become a truth teller, an active listener, a supporter of community midwives, and collaborative voices within institutional healthcare systems.