Kimberly Seals Allers she/her/hers, Founder, Irth & Executive Director, Narrative Nation, Inc.

Kimberly Seals Allers

Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author of five books, and maternal and infant health strategist. She is the founder of Irth, as in Birth but without the B for bias, a doctor and hospital review and rating app for Black and brown parents, designed to address racism and bias in maternity and infant care. Kimberly is also the host of Birthright, a podcast about joy and healing in Black birth. A former senior editor at Essence magazine, her most recent book, The Big Letdown–How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2017. Kimberly’s upcoming book, Birthing in Colour: The Black Mother’s Guide to Pregnancy, Birth & Breastfeeding will be published by Pinter & Martin in 2022.