Birth Manifesta is a community for birthing people and birth workers, rooted in reproductive rights and justice, racial equity, and sacred ancestral birth work.

"I'll tell you what freedom is to me: No fear." -Nina Simone

Birth Manifesta works in service of not only ending high rates of maternal mortality among black women and birthing people, but honoring the sacred history of birth work in the black community. By prioritizing safety and justice, Birth Manifesta works to ensure that black birthing people have the birth experience they deserve and desire for themselves and their families. Furthermore, we recognize and center the essential role of birth workers in manifesting this reality and work towards sustaining black birth workers in their careers and lives.



"For those few weeks before and after birth, I gained a family member. She was JUST THERE for us, attentive to our needs big and small, critical and trivial. My wife and I could not have done it without her."
Kyle M.
Honestly, I couldn't have made it through my labor without Tanzye. Her support and care was the most unbelievable blessing. I am forever grateful and indebted to Tanzye for helping my baby Lenox and I meet for the first time in such an incredibly supported, healthy and empowering way."
Jessi P.
"She truly has a calling for this work, and my husband and I are so incredibly grateful she was a part of one of the most meaningful and important days of our life- the birth of our first child."