Yumna "Yumi" Malik was born in the Bronx, NY to parents who hail from the Kho Nation in the Hindu Kush range of the Himalayas. Giving birth to her son in a freestanding Birth Center empowered Yumi to finally return to school. Receiving her BSN from Westminster College, she currently works as an RN on Maternal Newborn at the University Utah. She is a single mother to Noah, aged 14. Working in the Bronx and Brooklyn opened her eyes to horrible maternal mortality rates for BIPOC birthing people, and the systemic racism in the healthcare field. She is currently a DNP student in Midwifery and Women's Health at the U of U College of Nursing. She advocates for the equity and liberation of Black, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, and Latino/a/x people.