Amanda Heffernan is a practicing nurse-midwife, educator, researcher and PhD student. She studies and writes about the intersection of migration and reproductive justice. She recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest after spending a decade in the Southwest working in tribal and community health, including 4 years in the borderlands in Tucson. Amanda is a white woman committed to the ongoing, messy work of dismantling racism inside herself and her communities. Find her on Twitter at @AHeffernanCNM.