May 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Trelan Holder
BJD Webinar- The Origins, Intersectionality and Importance of Self-Care @ ZOOM USA Online | New York | New York | United States


About Webinar: The Origins, Intersectionality and Importance of Self-Care in the Work of the Birth Justice Defenders (BJDs)

BJD is a Non-for-Profit Organization providing information related to pregnancy before after and during childbirth, community events and related topics in health and well-being information about services you may need in your pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.


The objectives of this webinar are as follows:

1.     To provide an overview of the history of the Birth Justice Defenders

2.     To discuss the mission and surrounding issues of the BJDs from an intersectional lens.

3.     To explore ways that various ethnic community groups can center Black maternal health in their work as BJDs

4.     To offer self-care tools and strategies to Birth Justice Defenders



About The Facilitators

Trélan Nicole Holder, MS, LCSW is a skilled psychotherapist with extensive years of counseling experience in mental health and human services. Trélan attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Clark University, her Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cardozo Law School. Additionally, her clinical pursuits include: a postgraduate certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy training from the NYU Institute for Psycho-analytic Education. Trélan is a Senior Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work.


Nicole JeanBaptiste, MA, CD, CLC is a certified full spectrum doula with over six years of experience in both hospital and home birth settings. Her role as your doula is to provide physical and emotional support, as well informational support and advocacy when needed during your pregnancy and childbirth experience. She is committed to providing you with the most accurate, up-to-date information regarding pregnancy and birthing to allow you to make the best decisions for you and your family. Nicole has completed Infant and Child CPR training and is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). She is also a trained Prenatal Yoga Instructor. Nicole received formal training to become a Full Spectrum Doula through Ancient Song Doula Services in April of 2014 and once again through the Matrona Holistic Birth Doula Program. Nicole received a Masters degree in Oral History from Columbia University in 2015.