She planned to be a writer when she fell in love with rich and complex literature as a child after reading Mildred Taylor novels.
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Wouldn’t Take Anything For My Journey
She has spent over a decade in the healthcare industry space, and works as a healthcare attorney since graduating law school and earning a master’s degree in English Literature from Columbia University. True to her passion to help patients, she dedicates her spare time to her foundation which is geared towards helping infertility couples in their pursuit to hold their miracle baby.
On My Way
She now returns to her first love, writing, where she draws on Dr. Dorothy Nolte’s poem “Children Learn What They Live” that hung on her childhood bedroom wall, and creates a courageous testament to survival in tough times that every child can hold onto throughout life. On My Way is her first book and is inspired by her and her late husband’s fertility journey and pursuit to hold their miracle child. All proceeds from the book go towards funding grants for infertility couples through Our Miracle Child Foundation. Little ones and their parents will want to snuggle up and turn the pages of this story together, over and over again.
Message from Latoya: It has truly been rewarding to create the series because I have had the opportunity to witness the joy of little ones as they read the book and learn the message of how to get through storms in life. All the proceeds from the book series go towards funding grants for infertility patients through the Our Miracle Child Foundation. Our Miracle Child is a 501(c)(3) and is dedicated to providing financial support for those struggling with infertility in the United States. We partner with gynecology and obstetrics practices and fertility clinics, healthcare providers, and fellow reproductive health advocates to address health disparities in the reproductive health space. Specifically, we have advocated to help eradicate stigma and shame around infertility in the BIPOC communities. We believe many of the factors that contribute to structural inequities that put Black, indigenous and rural families at a disproportionate risk in the infertility space also attribute to the health disparities in black maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. As a woman of color and infertility survivor, this inequality hits home for me. As the Founder of Our Miracle Child Foundation, sharing my story with lawmakers is part of the advocacy work we have accomplished this year.
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