Kara Simpson is a native of Gastonia, NC and currently resides in Charlotte, NC. She currently works as a Labor and Delivery RN and plans to become a midwife serving women of all demographics, but especially women of color. She aspires to own her own practice and promote healthy, fulfilling birth experiences, while impacting staggering health disparities that mostly affect Black women during pregnancy and postpartum.


Kara is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a B.A. in Global Studies with a concentration in Global Health and the Environment and a minor in Medical Anthropology. She loves writing and is an avid reader. In her spare time you can find her cooking, sleeping, watching movies, attending anything artsy, spending time with friends and family, doing yoga, and dancing. As a member of The Beautiful Project Cohort of 2011, Kara served as a teacher with the Saturday sessions.