Mother, Prenatal Educator, Activist, Doula: Roots and Wings
Kelly is a mother, educator and community organizer. When she’s not sitting on a birth ball with a model pelvis in her hand, she’s creating forums to raise awareness and expand access to birthing options in Sonoma County. Kelly has been teaching her popular Holistic Childbirth Prep Workshop for over seven years in the North Bay and Bay Area, and spent several years attending low risk and high risk births in San Francisco. Her background as a community organizer allows her a unique perspective on advocacy and body politics and she is a firm believer in body autonomy as a human right. As a Certified California Naturalist, Kelly also brings knowledge of nature and the capability of our animal bodies to birth with confidence. She is passionate about creating forums for storytelling, as she believes storytelling and listening have the power to transform communities. Kelly has curated an on-going column about reproductive experiences in SQUAT Birth Journal and has been included in the anthology Birth Work As Care Work. She has worked with and founded organizations that are passionate and successful at creating radical spaces for reproductive justice and womb knowledge. She is happiest when she is with her daughter and dog in the woods, taking photographs of mushrooms and forest life, or eating a meal cooked by her partner.