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Standard of Care
Are pregnant inmates receiving adequate medical treatment?
"...Kellee Coleman and Paula X. Rojas, members of Mamas of Color Rising and Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, have been..."

Jan. 30, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Right to Birth
Debate over care for pregnant jail inmates continues
"...on Jail Standards attended by reproductive rights advocacy group Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman – each time with the purpose of..."

Feb. 13, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Council Recap: Social Services Win
Council approves multimillion plan to fund social services contracts
"...education programs for a 12-month term beginning April 1. Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman Maternal Health Equity Program, UT’s Alliance Wellness..."

April 1, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Jailed Before Birth
Women demand better care for pregnant inmates
"...while Kellee Coleman told her story. Coleman works with Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, a local collective of midwives and doulas...."

Nov. 14, 2014 News Feature by Amy Kamp

What Jail Is Like
Women demand better care for pregnant inmates
"...while Kellee Coleman told her story. Coleman works with Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, a local collective of midwives and doulas...."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Post by Amy Kamp

Texas Senate Speeds This Year's Abortion Bills Through Lege
Senate speeds this year's abortion bills through Lege
"...(Fund Texas Choice); doula care in communities of color (Mama Sana Vibrant Woman); and attorney fees, travel, and lodging..."

April 2, 2021 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Original 12th Street Muralist Likely to Handle Replacement
Chris Rogers is still considering the subject of a new mural
"...not the first one removed. Earlier this month, the Mama Sana mural depicting a black pregnant woman was replaced..."

May 26, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Beside the Point: Making Mental Health a Priority
We don't spend enough time looking at how untreated mental illness is contributing to crime
"...Licensed midwife Paula X. Rojas, who is part of Mama Sana, a volunteer collective of midwives and doulas focused..."

Oct. 16, 2015 News Column by Amy Kamp

Health Inequities Dog Austin
Racial disparities are glaring
"...behind the resolution was a coalition of groups including Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman, Allgo, and the Alliance for African American..."

Aug. 19, 2015 News Post by Amy Kamp

House Bills 1140 & 1141
Two bills would require more reporting on conditions of jails
"...Reproductive rights activists Mama Sana, with the help of other groups, have been..."

Feb. 13, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Lege Takes Direct Aim at Austin Abortion Aid
"...in obtaining abortion care. That group is subcontracting with Mama Sana Vibrant Woman and Fund Texas Choice to provide..."

Feb. 19, 2021 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Legislators Take Direct Aim at Austin’s Support for Abortion
Bills target city's funding of logistical assistance
"...in obtaining abortion care. That group is subcontracting with Mama Sana Vibrant Woman and Fund Texas Choice to provide..."

Feb. 12, 2021 News Post by Mary Tuma

City Council Redirects APD Funds to Abortion Support Access
$250K to flow toward abortion support services
"...that assists young people in obtaining abortion care, and Mama Sana Vibrant Woman and Fund Texas Choice as subcontractors...."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Post by Mary Tuma

Iron & Wine Comes Full Circle
Beam also hosts Sorcerer at the Paramount tonight!
"...Alliance as well as Mercy in Action and locals Mama Sana Vibrant Woman, which supports low income and women..."

July 16, 2018 Music Post by Doug Freeman

TK Tunchez, Space Creatress
With mercados such as Frida Fridays, this artist and jewelry maker makes room for women of color to share art and build community
"...brown neighborhoods on Austin's Eastside, murals such as the Mama Sana mural on East 12th are being covered and..."

Dec. 8, 2017 Arts Feature by Leticia Urieta

Frida Kahlo Inspires Women of Color-Centered Marketplace
Market celebrates "Frida Friday" every month
"...a nonprofit organization such as the Lilith Fund and Mama Sana...."

July 12, 2017 Arts Post by Maria Mendez

12th and Chicon Mural to Be Repainted
New owner responds to community uproar
"...whitewashing murals this past week," a reference to the Mama Sana mural of a black pregnant woman that was..."

May 19, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Point Austin: Thinking About Budgets
We are short-term planners with long-term problems
"...Another advocacy coalition, called Communities of Color United (Mama Sana, ICE out of Austin, Alliance for African American..."

Aug. 19, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Follow the Money
City attempts to keep up with growing need for services
"...good start," says Kellee Coleman, program coordinator at the Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman prenatal clinic. "Our Austin/Travis County Health and..."

Oct. 23, 2015 News Feature by Amy Kamp

The HIV Gap
While state HIV rate declines, Travis County rate climbs – especially among African-Americans
"...Kellee Coleman, program coordinator of Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman prenatal clinic, suggests that Austin's health care..."

Sept. 11, 2015 News Feature by Kahron Spearman

WE Con Unites Through Stories
Women's Empowerment Confer­ence offers a space for women to tell their stories
"...Prison Pipeline," featuring Shela Wil­liams and other members of Mama Sana (see "Right to Birth," Feb. 13); "Wheel Mag­nol­ias:..."

March 6, 2015 News Feature by Jessi Cape

News Roundup: A Deadly Shooting, Rick Perry, and City Council
Police kill an armed man, Perry's ready to run, and more
"...only, thanks to the efforts of reproductive rights activists Mama Sana, who have been calling attention to what they..."

Feb. 9, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

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