Erika Davis

Erika Davis works as a full-time childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula, and yoga instructor for folks who are pregnant, postpartum, and those who’ve never been pregnant before. She writes about the intersection of race, sexual orientation and religion on her blog, Black, Gay and Jewish. She lives with her wife, their two cats, a dog and 6 chickens on their urban homestead in Washington State.

Articles by Erika Davis

Abraham’s Blended Family

The relationship between Sarah and Hagar — and their two sons — is more complicated than you think.

Lech-Lecha: A Call for Unity

What we can learn from Abraham's other child.

The Complex Nature of Intersectionality

Writer Erika K. Davis reflects on the Chicago Dyke March and provides perspective as a Queer Jew of Color.

Meet the Torah’s Bold Band of Status Quo-Challenging Sisters

 In this busy portion, the daughters of Zelophehad succeed in staking claim their father’s land — sort of.

Where Childbirth Gets Short Shrift

Why is birth nestled between dietary restrictions and skin diseases?