At The Table with Alaa Murabit

Dr. Alaa Murabit is a UN High-Level Commissioner on health, employment, and economic growth. She is one of 17 globally United Nations Sustainable Development Goal advocates, as well as a medical doctor and women's rights champion and strategist. She has traveled the world and met people who are leaders in their own industries. From names that we know to names that we don't, there are people who have championed inclusive leadership more than anything else. At The Table is a collection of in-depth conversations and interviews with leaders in all industries. It's looking at how we create systems and structures and communities and selves that really represent what we need in the world today. It's called At The Table because the single most important thing is for us to create and cultivate spaces. We invite you to connect with, to learn from, and to teach one another about the importance of inclusive leadership. We want to make sure sure that when you are at any table you are bringing somebody with you, an idea with you, or a perspective with you that isn't already there.


episode 16: Activism and Advocacy in a Biased Medical System with Latham Thomas

Latham Thomas calls herself a maternity lifestyle maven. Alaa calls her a revolutionary for women.  Together they are going to explore Latham’s inspirations, her views on the inherent discrimination in the health care system and exploring what it means to be a black mother in America.


Being At The Table means:

“Throw the table out, let somebody repurpose the wood, turn it into something else, and see what the space looks like when there's nothing else in the room. Now we're all in this room together, and now how do we design a future together?” – Latham Thomas


Highlights from the Conversation:

  • Latham’s inspiration and driving force for the work she does
  • How body literacy from a young age shaped her path to later becoming a doula
  • The inherent mistrust that people of color have with the medical system
  • The watershed moment that led to her to train other doulas and the success behind it
  • Facing the reality of black maternal mortality
  • Empowering people to make choices and navigate the system
  • Finding the wisdom many have lost through reflection and tradition
  • The Survival Programs created by the Black Panther movement
  • And more


About the Guest:

Latham Thomas is a maternity lifestyle maven, world renown wellness leader, master birth doula, and bestselling author on the vanguard of transforming the wellness movement. Named one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, Latham’s journey began after giving birth to her son Fulano in 2003 and founding MamaGlow.

About the Host:

Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global security strategist, women’s rights advocate and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocate.


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 2021-01-28  1h3m