Kortney Lapeyrolerie (she/they) is a queer Black healing justice activist, birth worker, certified conflict mediator, and content creator. She is the founder and director of the Queer Doula Network, which maintains a digital LGBTQIA+ birth work and birth work-adjacent directory; provides workshops; and holds community spaces for LGBTQIA+ birth workers to find support. She has worked with the Black Health (formerly the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS) and the Latino Commission on AIDS providing capacity building around communications and sexual and reproductive health. She lives in Greer, SC in a multigenerational home that keeps a well-tended vegetable garden, more than a few pets, and an endless supply of storytelling.
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Anna-Marie Smith is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and the owner & founder of Black Coffee & Culture, a consulting business focused on personal financial education and development coaching. As an independent financial coach, she is committed to serving BIPOC across the nation. Anna-Marie loves to have stimulating conversations and doesn’t mind challenging ones. Her favorite things to do include: talking, listening to 80s & 90s hip hop and R&B, cooking replicated fancy meals from home, working with kids and spending time with Loved Ones!
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