Manavi Handa has been a registered midwife in Toronto, Canada for the past two decades. She is an Associate Professor at Ryerson University in the Midwifery Education Program. Manavi has focused her midwifery practice on care for marginalized women, particularly newcomers, refugees and those without legal immigration status. Manavi has been head midwife at two hospitals and has sat on numerous local and national committees. Her research interests include midwifery and bioethics, VBAC and homebirth, midwives as abortion providers and cannabis use in pregnancy.