Meet Nurturely: Ayisha

As part of our relaunch we are highlighting our staff, volunteers and board members. Next up: Ayisha!

Describe your background and what led you to Nurturely’s work. What motivated you to work with Nurturely?

I’m a Diversity and Inclusion advisor, program facilitator, podcaster and writer. I was led to work with Nurturely by the Executive Director, Emily Little’s, initiative to learn and provide equitable and inclusive spaces for birthing families.

What is your role within Nurturely? 

I am Nurturely’s Equity Advisor. I also created and facilitate a program with Nurturely, called Nurturing B.L.A.C.K, a 4 week course dedicated to white families raising black and/or biracial black and white babies.

What do you hope to do with Nurturely? What are your goals in working with Nurturely?

I hope to help cultivate and maintain a space where BIPOC feel supported and heard, and advocated for in this work, and in the world. Nurturely does great work, and I encourage that everyone within the work are empowering the journey from a de-centered and progressive perspective.

What do you do outside of Nurturely (hobbies, work, school, passions, etc.)?

Outside of Nurturely, I am a mother of 2 grown children, 1 junior in HS, as well as a grandmother of 3 beautiful little boys, I am a dancer-West African-Guinean, and Cuban Salsa. I love to workout, study astrology, and self reflective work.