Did you know? Kuluntu (koo-loon-too) means "community" in Xhosa
Directly combating the maternal mortality crisis, Kuluntu Reproductive Justice Center provides healing products, birthwork services, and community building for families and those who work with them.

Since 2018, we have prided ourselves on helping families build healthy communities, helping birthworkers hone their craft and reach more families, and helping birth-related care providers support patients with culturally competent care in order to reduce exposure to harm.
Our Services
We provide doula and childbirth education services and healing products to assist families with multiple marginalized identities in having a sacred fertility, birthing, and postpartum experience.
We provide birth justice-centered mentorship and professional development for birthworkers who are seeking ways to build a generative and sustainable birthwork practice.
Kuluntu RJC provides consulting services and training workshops to community organizations, universities, medical schools, and more. Khye is also available to speak at conferences and convenings.

Meet Khye

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Hey! I'm glad you're here.

My name is Khye Tyson, and I'm a little bit of everything. My heart beats for my community at the root of everything I do.

I identify as Black(-ity Black!), gender expansive/non-binary, queer, neurodivergent, southern, an auntie, and an educator. All these identities inform the ways in which I work and advocate for those with similar identities.

In 2018, I became a doula and childbirth educator, and in 2019, I founded Kuluntu Reproductive Justice Center to serve as a bridge between reproductive health and reproductive justice so that Black people with a variety of intersectioning identities can build the families they desire without being subject to harm, trauma, and death.

What exactly do I do? First and foremost, I work as a reproductive justice “auntie”–community builder, doula, and healer. I am also a Sacred Transition Guide, providing support to families through and out of the many transitions that occur around birth and postpartum life. I am an educator with over 10 years of experience working with people of all ages, literally from birth to adulthood.

I also pride myself on being a thought leader and provocateur. Reproductive justice means that we need to ask the hard questions to understand the problem we are facing and how to eradicate it. For Black folx, that means we need to accurately name the genocide happening against us in the United States, specifically centering the experiences of those descended from trafficked and enslaved Africans.

These are not easy conversations to have, and I am dedicated to bringing this conversation to the forefront in the Black community alongside healing-centered community care. My goal for us is true sovereignty, and in order to attain it, we must understand the forces against us, work together in community, and heal from generational and cultural traumas.

I ground my work in queerness, community, unapologetic Blackness, wholeness, and ancestral reverence. Everything I do is to help us get more free.

In addition to the topics above, I frequently discuss (within the context of family- and community-building) sexual and gender identity, consent, cultural norms and socialization, intersectional theory, self-care, and historically Black forms of survival.

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