How Homegrown came to be
As a queer person, I used to feel like what I was doing with my life wasn't doing enough. My degree in painting wasn't exactly getting the work done in my community that I felt was needed. This desire to "do more" is essentially how I came into being a doula. In 2017 I started volunteering as an on-call labor support companion for low-income parents with Giving Austin Labor Support (GALS). Gals continues to be one of the most fulfilling and guiding parts of my life as I grow with my practice. They have given me a strong and supportive community that is always there. It's because of GALS that I chose to undergo my Postpartum Doula training & subsequent certification with Childbirth International (CBI). I then took the opportunity to begin my journey as a Full-Spectrum Doula through Doula Training International so that I could grow my offerings to include birth, reproductive support, and abortion support. I moved to Colorado & joined a queer-centered doula collective in 2020 known as the Braving Doula Collective where I work together with Gray and Melita to provide doula support on a collective scale. I am also now a member of House of Doula. This growth was very integral to my work, as I wanted to be able to offer full continuation of care to my clients. Every step I have taken to get here has helped me to become a better doula, as well as a better human being. Today I happily offer services to anyone who needs them, while intentionally making my practice inclusive to those who have a hard time feeling like the world of family building holds space for them.
I work on an open arms model
Meaning that if you need help, I will do everything in my power to accommodate you.
I'm not here to exclusively help married couples and will always welcome co-parents, single parents, adopting parents, foster parents, and any other other sort of parent that you can come up with.
Part of my job is to make you as comfortable as possible, so please let me know if you have any preferred terms, pronouns, or language that you would like to use and I will happily oblige. I understand how difficult it can be to move around in a world full of triggering conversations and events every day. The least we can do is ensure that that isn't happening in your home.