Karinda is the Executive Director for Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity in rural NC. She is also a Certified Nurse-Midwife practicing midwifery since 2008. Her entry into midwifery began while on a field study for her medical anthropology degree in Cape Coast, Ghana. Karinda has dedicated her career listening to women and acting as guardian of their pregnancies and birth experiences. Her interests are in Reproductive and Birth Justice, root cause analysis of disparate black maternal health outcomes, cross-cultural birth practices, and critical race theory. She has worked on initiatives to expose racism both within midwifery and by midwives. Her background in anthropology coupled with her passion for reproductive justice and birth equity has led to the development of multiple trainings and presentations on the history and long-term effects from the removal of the Black granny midwife from African American communities.