S02 E16 - Queering and Reclaiming Birthwork with Anna Balagtas

The Decolonizing Medicine Podcast by Jamee Pineda
Anna Balagtas (she/her) is a Queer + Pinay femme radical birthworker, educator, facilitator, energy worker, and pleasure advocate. Anna is the founder of @pocketdoula and supports emerging birthworkers in radicalizing their practice through heart-centered mentorships, facilitations, and community organizing. She houses her practice under  ...  See more
Sep 10 2022
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Jamee Pineda
Mabuhay. My guest today is Anna Balagtas. She is a queer piny, femme, radical birth worker, educator facilitator, energy worker and pleasure advocate. Anna is the founder of pocket doula and supports emerging birth workers in radicalizing their practice through heart centered mentorships, facilitations and community organizing. She houses her practice under the decolonization of birth work and transformative queer care. Her deepest joys come from witnessing her communities thrive through community care, mutual aid, and abolition work. If you are new to this podcast, my name is Jamee Pineda. I use he him pronouns and I am a queer, non binary trans person. And my ancestors are Tagalog and Chinoy. I am also a practitioner of Hilot and Chinese medicine. I offer my services in pe

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Keywords
birthwork