Hello, my name is Julianne and my pronouns are they / them. I am parent to baby Juniper, who I birthed with the support of my birth team in the most empowering moment of my life. I am a queer, mixed race person living and learning in Santa Cruz. I love to make things and my hands are rarely still. The accessibility of audiobooks from the library was a boon to my crafting and baking time. Food is my love language, and my biggest act of perinatal self-care was stocking my freezer with seaweed soup per Korean tradition. In 2020 I became certified as a Saltwater Doula.
I advocate for your desires and needs. The American system is set up to disenfranchise and silence minority voices, be they Black, Indigenous, or people of color; women, nonbinary folks, trans* folks; or queer folks. I am your megaphone. You deserve the safe, healthy, happy birth you want.