Omare Jimmerson

Health | OK, United States

2023 Healthy Communities Fellow

Omare Jimmerson

Omare Jimmerson, Executive Director of the Tulsa Birth Equity Initiative  is the daughter of a Nigerian immigrant and also a mother of two, working to save the lives of Black women in a healthcare system that continually dehumanizes them. As an undergraduate working with teens she saw young girls being treated as adults and denied their right to childhood. This sparked her interest in making sure young people had knowledge to advocate for their own bodily autonomy. She works to ensure every woman is treated with dignity, respect and most of all as a human. By bringing doula care to Black and Brown women, her organization gives them back the power to advocate for their care.