birth keeper. space traveller.
thread spinner. veil walker.
I live and homestead with my partner and her son in the Slocan Valley, Sinixt Territory of British Columbia. I'm an acadian/irish settler born in southern New Brunswick on Mi'kmaq and Wolastoq territory and have lived in the West Kootenays for the past 10 years.
As a queer fat femme and reproductive health and birth advocate I am no stranger to the felt impacts of living in a world where our bodies become the frontlines of conflict, confusion, and control.
My work is my work.
It is with imperfection, awareness, and a great deal of empathy that I come as a practitioner, offering an open space to listen and explore the possibility for resource and health to express in your system, gently turning a lens to each moment of expression, as an opportunity to engage with the creative organizing forces that live in our cells.
I have been working for close to 10 years as a doula and reproductive health advocate. In the past 2 years I've been training with Body Intelligence, and received registered cranio sacral practitioner status in September 2018. I attended The Matrona Quantum Midwifery program in 2012-13 and prior to this, apprenticed with several community midwife elders locally and internationally, and with birth itself. I was one of the founding members Kootenay Doula Groups's barrier-free birth support program, as well as on the board of advisors for SQUAT Birth Journal. For several years, I facilitated an in-person weekly birth study group as well as offered workshops in DIY Placenta Medicine making. In the past couple years, I've taken my facilitation work online and co-facilitate a childbirth education series for trans* and queer folks called Birthing Beyond the Binary. I am currently working towards a degree in Nursing from Selkirk College.