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Author: Martina Abrahams Ilunga

Martina Abrahams Ilunga is the co-founder of You Had Me at Black, a podcast dedicated to reclaiming the Black narrative by passing a microphone to regular people to share stories and creating a multimedia archive of Black life. To date, their team has recorded almost 100 stories, 80+ of which are published on their podcast (downloaded over 500k times by listeners in 31 countries), and brought the show to life on a five-city tour. You Had Me at Black’s stories have caught the attention of For Harriet, Saint Heron, and XONecole. In a past life, Martina worked in sales and marketing at tech giants like Google and Square. She graduated from Georgetown University and is an avid lover of soca music.

Co-published with You Had Me At Black. Unable to find an OBGYN that reciprocated the genuine excitement and warmth she felt about becoming a mother for …

Co-published with You Had Me At Black. After trying to conceive for 10 years, Shellie was finally having her dream baby, but the challenges of motherhood …

Co-published with You Had Me At Black. Facing unplanned pregnancies in their twenties, Mikah and Cecilia's hospital births reveal how access to childbirth education, support systems, …

Co-published with You Had Me At Black. Myeshia is a married, 34-year-old cis Black queer woman with a PhD. Two weeks after giving birth to her …

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