Born, raised, and educated in Toledo, Ohio, Erika Davis is an independent birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, and yoga instructor. She lived in New York City for ten years where she was employed as a retail manager before working for Jewish non-profits, including American Jewish World Service and Hazon. She served on the board of the Jewish Multiracial Network, helping to spearhead the first Jews of Color Convening in New York City in 2016. She’s written on the intersection of race, sexual identity, and religion for various Jewish publications including The Forward, Kveller and My Jewish Learning. As a full-time doula, childbirth educator, and yoga instructor, Davis works to confront racial disparities for black people who give birth. She also consults for a variety of Jewish organizations on the topic of diversity. She collects houseplants and lives with her wife, their dog, two cats, and six chickens on their urban farm in the Puget Sound region of Western Washington.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Erika Davis." (Viewed on January 22, 2021) <https://jwa.org/people/davis-erika>.