Ruth Jeannoel is a Haitian woman to know during this Women’s History Month. Inspired by the movement for Black lives, she founded Fanm Saj to provide a wellness space for women. The term Fanm Saj, which means both “midwife” and “wise women” in Kreyol, speaks to the group’s goal of birthing healthy communities. 

The Haitian Times spent some time with Fanm Saj recently to learn about them. Watch the video.

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Ashley Miznazi is a Report for America corps member covering the Haitian community in the South Florida/Miami area for The Haitian Times. Her work will heavily feature photography, video and other multimedia storytelling. Previously, Ashley was a multimedia fellow at The Texas Tribune, where she reported on DACA, Afghan resettlement and the foster care system.