A restorative writing project for black women facing the maternal health and infant mortality crisis
Beauty for Ashes: Stories of Maternal Hope
Beauty for Ashes: Stories of Maternal Hope is a restorative writing project seeking the stories of black women who have experienced a difficult pregnancy, premature birth, or the tragedy of infant death. Black women in Cuyahoga County die from complications due to childbirth, deliver premature babies, and suffer infant mortality at higher rates than women in third world countries. To help shed light on this issue, the American Association of Clergy and Employers (AACE) and Literary Cleveland are offering a free eight-week writing workshop to provide black women the space to tell their stories on their own terms. If you have firsthand experience of these issues, join us for this free writing workshop. Your story can make a difference and may save the life of a baby in our community.