The specific “story” Chanel Porchia-Albert is referring to is that of the black maternal mortality crisis.

She knows all about the daunting statistics surrounding black motherhood as a mother of six and the CEO of Ancient Song Doula Services, including the fact African-American women are three to four times more likely to die of childbirth related complications.

That is just one of the reasons why she works as a doula to change how black pregnant mothers are treated in the United States.

Check out the video above to learn why Porchia-Albert believes black doulas are crucial to black families in particular, and knowing your rights is a part of necessary maternal care.