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Ebonie Megibow Shares Her Birth Experience with StoryCorps

AAMC Center for Health Justice researcher speaks out about her first-hand experience with medical racism.

Editor’s note: The opinions expressed by the interviewee do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the AAMC or its members.

Ebonie and Carl Megibow standing next to each other and smiling StoryCorps Archive

In a conversation with her husband Carl Megibow, recorded for StoryCorps, Ebonie speaks frankly about her experience giving birth to her son, and the racism and ableism she encountered in the health care system. As a researcher, she has dedicated her career to maternal health and righting the inequitable danger Black women face giving birth in the United States, yet still faced those dangers herself.

It's something that's hard for me to come to terms with, as a Black woman, as a Black mother. I read about it, and then I lived it.

Listen to Ebonie's story here

StoryCorps is a project to "preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world." All StoryCorps interviews are preserved at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.