Rethinking Today's Birthing People
What image comes to mind when you think of a birthing person? Who are you unintentionally leaving out? How could this perpetrate harm against those most marginalized by society?
Serving the birth community requires having an understanding of not only who birthing people are but who you are. By understanding ourselves, we can understand our biases. This workshop asks you to rethink your knowledge of who birthing people are.
We will explore:
- Who you are, your identities and what privileges you hold
- The unique barriers and considerations for today’s birthing people
- The various family structures, genders, sexualities, etc. of birthing people
- 1.5hr Recorded Class
- PDF of Slides
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.