Document Type

Research Project

Publication Date

Spring 2020

Faculty Sponsor

Rajani Bhatia


Independent Study in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, AWSS 397


The ABJS Project is participatory action research that combines a photovoice and transformative storytelling approach to collect qualitative data on the experience of Black birthing people from Albany who are impacted by racial inequities in birth outcomes. The methodology promotes self-reflective, trauma informed education and care among co-researchers, including undergraduate students and storytellers from Albany County.

Sample photovoice narratives are included, along with an annotated bibliography.


YouTube links to photovoice narratives can be found here:

Jessica Ramsawak’s Story:

Nakia Tillman’s Story:

ABJS_AnnotatedBibliography.pdf (101 kB)
Annotated Bibliography



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