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A catalyst for hope, empowerment, and change. 

P.S. Blossom is a podcast that connects the lived experiences of Black, Indigenous and other women of color to the innovations, policies, and narratives being created in the health and wellness market.

Prioritizing the needs, perspectives, and voices of historically marginalized people is critical to achieving Rhia Ventures’ vision of a world in which all women and other birthing people can thrive with full autonomy over their reproductive and maternal health. Hearing from partners, investors, and entrepreneurs of color in the reproductive health space allows us to address the disparity between the current health market and one that exists to serve these needs.

SHIFT with P.S. Blossom is a guide that accompanies each topic covered in the P.S. Blossom podcast. It provides a reproductive justice approach to controversial conversations. We encourage readers to actively SHIFT the Narrative by sharing personal stories and lived experiences in their communities.

SEXUALITY

Sexuality includes sexual orientation and expression, identify, self expression, sexual feelings, emotions and desires, and how they relate to others. Some dominant narratives about sexuality are welcoming and inclusive, while others view sexuality as a tool for control and oppression.

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THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD

The postpartum period refers to the time period immediately after birth to one year after birth. More than half of all pregnancy related deaths occur during the postpartum period, underscoring the importance of recognizing and meeting the needs of the birthing parent.

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ABORTION

An abortion is a procedure used to end a pregnancy. Abortions are common, safe, and essential health care. There are two types of abortions: medication abortion and procedural abortion. Harmful dominant narratives about abortion are deeply rooted in our culture and can be difficult to identify.

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MENOPAUSE

The menopausal transition most often begins between ages 45 and 55, and can last up to 14 years. The duration can depend on lifestyle factors such as smoking, age, and race/ethnicity.

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For more information, contact
Victoria Griffin, Sr. Program Associate, at blossom@rhiaventures.org