Jazzmine ‘Rural Black Doula” Brooks is a scholar, certified full spectrum doula, and RYT 200 Hatha Yoga of the Himalayan Tradition and SomaYoga Therapy Instructor in Central Iowa.
Jazzmine believes in empowering Black, Indigenous, and folks of color through community, support, and resource sharing. Powered by the desire to address Black women and infant maternal health, she encourages space for people to control their narratives and share their own stories. Jazzmine is the founder and Executive Director of Jai Olive Wellness. Jai Olive Wellness, a 501(c)3, provides a cooperative space to mobilize communities and coalition-build to improve health outcomes and center the culture and needs of diverse families in rural communities through education, services, and partnership.
She also organizes a national summer book club (Lotus Sisters), Kindred, a movement, restorative healing, and connection space, and is the host of the Rural Black Doula Chronicles and the Being Olivia podcast. Jazzmine is currently a liaison for a doula project that supports Black families and co-creating a doula project to serve immigrant and refugee families.
Jazzmine is currently a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies at Iowa State University. Her research focus is on the reclamation of traditional medicine and Black midwifery. She spends quality time with her partner, Jordan, 4-year-old Blue Heeler, Bleu, plants, and being a soft Black woman in these streets.
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