In this second episode, Ukamaka Olisakwe chats with Cate Dicharry, Aisha Sarkin-Pawa, Samantha Kolber, M. K. Martin, and Charity Ngabirano, about maternal mental health in the age of social distancing.

Cate is the Director of the Writing and Humanities Program at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine; Aisha is an entrepreneur and a wardrobe consultant; Samantha coordinates author events and marketing for Bear Pond Books and is the Poetry Series Editor at Rootstock Publishing; Charity is a writer, and an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda with a passion for social justice; and M. K. is a Minnesota born and raised author and editor.

Noni Salma, a film-maker, writer and avid film enthusiast, moderated the webinar.

The Body Conversation Podcast is edited and mixed by Ukamaka Olisakwe. Comments or suggestions? E-mail

Music credit:

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