Jeanine Valrie Logan

Chicago, Illinois

Jeanine Valrie Logan, MPH, CLS, is a nurse, birth worker and activist, certified lactation education specialist, youth ally, home birth mama, future midwife, ecofeminist, and homeschooler. She has worked for various organizations advocating for birth justice and safe motherhood.

Jeanine is a mama blogger and blogs regularly about breastfeeding, birth justice, and midwifery in the Black community. She is the co-editor of the book Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers. Jeanine is also a local member of the International Center for Traditional Childbearing and works collectively with birth workers of color to address birth inequities. Jeanine is on the steering committee of the newly formed Illinois Birth Justice, a social and birth justice organization working to provide support to pregnant women who are incarcerated as well asnd participates on the Community Advisory Council of Sage Community Health Collective.

Jeanine has worked for various organizations advocating for birth justice and safe motherhood including the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, The Women’s Collective, and previously as the Program Director for Chicago Volunteer Doulas, Inc.

Jeanine received a B.A. in Biology from Fisk University, an M.P.H. in Global Health Policy from the George Washington University, and mostly recently, an MS in Nursing from DePaul University.

Jeanine is a wife and mama of two awesome Empresses. Jeanine spends her extra time growing food, foraging plants, and swooning over #herbalist things.

  • Work
    • HerbalRising
  • Education
    • DePaul Uninversity