Hi, I'm Kiya!
Nikiya is a mother of three, a gardener, a farmer, beekeeper and a Reiki practitioner. As a Mother and a Birthworker, she sees the importance of giving all birthing people a fair chance at the birth they desire.
Sankofa is a traditional African concept that translates to “Go back and get it “, we all need to return to our roots, to reclaim the wisdom of our ancestors, to educate, inform & share knowledge to the birthing people in our diverse communities.
Nikiya is a cofounder of Birth in Color RVA, which is a birth, policy, and advocacy collective focused on providing culturally-centered support to pregnant families and the birth community in RVA.
Nikiya’s work connects the worlds of maternal justice to food justice; by increasing access to healthy foods for expecting mothers through collaborative programs at urban greenspaces throughout the Richmond Region.
She is the creator of the Diverse CSA , which provides free fresh fruits, veggies and goods for expectant families around richmond through a “buy one donate one” system.