"Racha Tahani Lawler Queen is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), Licensed Midwife (LM), Registered & Certified Sangoma (South African Traditional Healer Herbalist), fourth generation midwife, farmer, and textile artist. A practicing traditional midwife of 20+ years, supporting families in hospitals, birth centers, and in homebirth. Lawler Queen has supported over 1,600 families in their out-of-hospital birthing, and for over a decade prioritized Black & Brown midwifery students as a clinical preceptor and academic preceptor. On August 1st 2023, she opened Gather Grounded Midwifery's - Birth Cottage in Midlothian, VA. A reimagined birth cottage (center), modeled after how her great great-grandmother's midwifery cared for Black & Indigenous families in Elmo and Forney, Texas. She is supporting three local Black learning midwives in their traditional midwifery education. The Traditional Midwifery Freedom Pathway- a culturally & fiscally supported apprenticeship."