Sevonna Brown, Co-Executive Director of WomenStrong member Black Women’s Blueprint, is recognized as a Ms. Foundation Public Voices Fellow for her writing. She is the author of The Sexual Abuse to Maternal Mortality Pipeline. Her work has been published in Ebony, TIME Magazine, ForHarriet, and Rewire News. She is a birth worker and reproductive justice advocate, dedicating her work to the survival strategies that Black women build from rituals, sacred truths and the ways they honor the intergenerational narratives of their reproductive herstories. At Black Women’s Blueprint she works to bridge the intersections of maternal health and violence prevention, and oversees advocacy campaigns, co-chairing the NYC4CEDAW, addressing localized efforts to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.