Kanika Harris

Headshot of Kanika HarrisKanika Harris, PhD, MPH 
Baltimore, MD

Kanika is a health equity strategist based in the Washington, DC area. She is a mother, doula and serves as a public health expert for the DC Mayor’s Lactation Commission. Kanika’s work broadly focuses on social determinants of health, women’s health, and HIV prevention. Listen to Me is her first film.

Fellowship Project: Listen to Me is the story of four women and the cost of motherhood. These women stand at the frontlines of the Black maternal health struggle as birth workers and public health experts while walking the delicate tight rope through pregnancy. This is a story of the deep complexities and troubling challenges black women experience when attempting to birth children in the United States. Beyond dismal statistics, Listen to Me centers the voices and spirit of Black women.