My doula practice centers community and future-building. In what ways can we reimagine family structures, access to information and knowledge, and being in community with one another, outside of oppressive structures? I am passionate about providing consent-focused, informative care to all bodies, which comes from my own experiences with queerness and bodily autonomy. I strive to provide all clients from all walks of life the informative, empowering care they deserve.
I was diagnosed with vaginismus, a pelvic floor disorder, at the age of eighteen. In my quest to find information and treatment options, I was met with a significant lack of knowledge and consent-informed care by various providers, leaving me with feelings of shame, inadequacy, frustration, and isolation. My doula practice is also informed by these experiences.
I have experience working with twins and children with special needs, and I have a special interest in serving families who are queer-identified, polyamorous, or other forms of family-building.
Aside from the doula space, I also work as a professional matchmaker with Tawkify and sing and play guitar in a band called girlfriend on the moon. I have been a vegetarian for thirteen years, and I am interested in holistic modalities of healing. In my free time, I can be found writing poetry, playing guitar, and solo traveling (I have been to twenty-three countries and nineteen states!).
bachelor of arts
may 2020: Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies - Religious Studies; Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; Human Health and Wellness - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
july 2021 - february 2022, virtual Sunstone: Postpartum Doula Training - Cornerstone Doula Trainings
october 2021: Parenting Options for Queer, Transgender, and Non-Binary Folks - SisterSong and Trans and Queer Birth Justice
january 2022: Providing Safe In-Home Care in a Pandemic - Bridgetown Baby Postpartum Care, in partnership with Cornerstone Doula Trainings
april 2022: Eliminating Stigma: Harm Reduction and how it saved my life through Cornerstone Doula Trainings
june 2022: Overdose Prevention and Response, Engaging People Who Use Drugs, and Foundations of Harm Reduction - National Harm Reduction Coalition
june 2022: Access and Action: Community based strategies for connection, organizing, and change - Cornerstone Doula Trainings
march 2022: Adult, Child, and Baby CPR/First Aid
2020: California Food Handler's Certification
2018: Minnesota Food and Beverage Handler's Certification
2016: Minnesota Personal Care Assistant's Certification
Doula Association of Southern California (DASC)
Queer Doula Network