🌿Lgbtq + inclusivity in birth and beyond🌿 . . . We are so lucky to have guest speaker (and future Waking Doula graduate) to teach us about keeping our practice inclusive. This workshop is open to the public on Saturday November 9 2:30-4:30pm via Zoom and will be recorded if you can’t attend live ($30, dm me to register) and most of us need it. This is not limited to doulas but nurses, obs, midwives and anyone else who want to learn! . . For lgbtq 🏳️🌈 people, from the beginning of planning for a baby disrespectful interactions happen frequently. From utilizing websites to calling for more information, to taking a childbirth education class, visiting a careprovider, a hospital tour and much more. Insensitive encounters can happen with medical care providers, receptionists, nurses, doulas, childbirth educators, and many other healthcare providers. Even worse, some LGBTQ people are turned away by careproviders who refuse to support them based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. . . . In this workshop, Noam @wholesome_yoga_chicago (he/him or they/them) will present best practices on how to work with pregnant lgbtq+ folks. The workshop will include how to use respectful language, understanding the spectrum of trans experiences, and how to approach and navigate potentially triggering topics for queer and trans pregnant people. Noam will bring their personal experience as a trans individual, their work as a prenatal yoga instructor, and recent research to help participants understand how to support and uplift pregnant and birthing lgbtq+ folks.
OPENING TOMORROW: "Abortion is Normal NWK" ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 Join us Tuesday, Sept. 10th, 6-8pm for the opening reception of "Abortion is Normal NWK" an exhibition organized by a collective of cultural practitioners as an urgent call-to-action exhibition to raise both awareness and funding in support of accessible, safe, and legal abortion. "Abortion is Normal NWK" includes the work of artists Christen Clifford @cd_clifford, Dominique Duroseau @domduro, Yvette Molina @yvette__molina, Viva Ruiz + Thank God For Abortion @thankgodforabortion, as well as cultural partner, Shout Your Abortion @shoutyourabortion. 🗣 "Abortion is Normal NWK" comes at a time when legal abortion is under acute attack throughout the United States. Simultaneously, the 1973 landmark ruling, Roe vs. Wade, which federally sanctions the right to choose, is in jeopardy of being reversed. The exhibition brings together a heterogeneous array of artists countering with their personal response to abortion and abortion access in order to create an inclusive and empathetic entry point to this conversation. Not all of these artists have necessarily personally had an abortion; however, the underlying thread of this exhibition is that abortion and reproductive health affect everyone. #exhibitionopening#openingreception#freeandopentothepublic#abortionisnormal#abortionisnormalnwk#newark#newarkarts#reproductiverightsforall