Queering Up Reproductive Spaces for Today’s Birthers
May 16, 2020 | 10am-1pm PST/ 1pm-4pm EST
& May 17, 2020 | 10am-1pm PST/ 1pm-4pm EST
6 Hour ONLINE WORKSHOP (2 x 3 hr workshops)
“Twenty-eight percent of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals report facing harassment in medical settings, and 19% report being refused medical care altogether due to their transgender status, with even higher numbers among communities of color.”― National Women’s Law Center
This discrimination extends into reproductive health care resulting in many folx feeling reluctant or unsafe accessing these gendered spaces.
Develop the skills, knowledge and language necessary to create queer and trans-inclusive services and birth spaces.
About the Facilitator:
king yaa (pronouns: they/them/king!) is a black, genderqueer, queer, masculine of centre being who has birthed three humans. They are a Jamaican, raised in Toronto, Canada and currently occupy space in Cape Town, South Africa. Their work is grounded in and informed by intersectional feminism, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed care, body liberation and sex positive frameworks. king yaa centres their work on the intersections of queer wellness and dignity. Their offerings include gender affirming bodywork, somatic coaching, movement for resiliency, full spectrum birth support, transitioning companion and as well as training intentional health and wellness providers with LGBTQ+ competencies, specializing on queer, trans and non-binary individuals, to create safe and inclusive practices.
Click here to learn more about king yaa and their work.
Course fee TBD and takes place live in our online Zoom classroom. (Will update soon!)
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*There are limited full and partial scholarships available for BIPOC/ Black and/or Indigenous People of Color. Email Eri@BirthBruja.com with a short share about of why you want to attend and/or how you will use this information to inform your community offerings.