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Meet the doula:

SeQuoia Kemp

I am a Black feminist community-based birthworker from Syracuse, NY, where I serve as a community organizer, health justice advocate, and public health educator. I'm the Founder of Doula 4 a Queen and Founding Member of Sankofa Reproductive Health and Healing Center.


My work is rooted in ancestral, liberatory, and evidence-based practices. I aspire to become a Certified Professional Midwife and work to reduce racial disparities in maternal and infant health through a community-based model of care.

I hold a Bachelors of Arts in Public Health (2016) and Bachelors of Science in Nursing (2020) from the University of Rochester.

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What Doula 4 a Queen

means to me

Doula 4 a Queen is an expression of my love of my community and the belief that all people deserve to receive the highest quality of care throughout their reproductive health journeys. It is symbolic of my belief in the healing power of community-centered care. 


My life as a birth worker allows me to carry on the legacy of my ancestors who nurtured and supported each other through good and difficult times.

About: Sankofa

Partnership with Sankofa Reproductive Health and Healing Center

In an effort to foster healing and wellness within Black and Brown communities, Doula 4 a Queen partnered with Village Birth International and Zen G Yoga to launch Sankofa Reproductive Health and Healing Center here in Syracuse, NY.


Our center is an official perinatal safe spot dedicated to providing equitable care while uplifting ancestral practices to promote healing and wellness for reproductive justice. Sankofa Healing is about returning to practices of birth and parenting that sustain and nourish families. We are intentional about maternal and reproductive healing that center individuals while honoring intuition, personal power and love.

Doula 4 a Queen in the Press

Because of the work we do, Doula 4 a Queen has been featured on numerous podcasts, in newspaper articles and blogs, and at engagements at which Sequoia has given talks. Click below to learn more about how D4AQ engages with the community.

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