Principles of Advocacy with Sabia Wade
January 12 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm$50
Join us Tuesday, January 12, 2021 for our first Continuing Education workshop of the year! Join Sabia Wade as she talks about Principles of Advocacy. (2 PALS Continuing education units that meet the requirements for recertification with PALS Doulas)
Who is Sabia Wade? I am a Radical Doula, Educator, Doula Business Coach, Reproductive Justice Advocate, Equity Consultant and Somatic Educator In Training. I am newly and currently located in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2015, my doula journey began as a volunteer doula with The Prison Birth Project. In my role as a volunteer doula, I assisted incarcerated and formerly incarcerated parents, as well as parents in recovery for two years. In these two years, I gained knowledge not only about birth but also about topics such as, obstetric violence, the Black maternal crisis and reproductive justice. That experience has been the foundation of who I am, all that I do and who I am becoming.
In 2018, I founded my nonprofit organization, For The Village, a community doula program that provides free and low-cost doula services to underrepresented communities. We are currently partnered with Project Concern International and Birth Roots Birth Center to better outcomes for Black birthing people in San Diego, CA.
My experience and knowledge inspired me to create Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings (BADT) in 2019. The goals of BADT was bringing necessary education to birth workers seeking to go beyond the standard doula role and into advocacy for underrepresented and increase accessibility to BADT by creating an online platform, as well as providing affordable options to participating birth workers.
In 2020, I officially started my training to become a Somatic Experience Practitioner with the Somatic Experience Trauma Institute (SETI) after embodying the practice into my own life for about two years. I am proud to say I am now one of the board directors for SETI, as of July 2020!
The mix of birth, trauma, anti-racism and advocacy has brought purpose and drives my mission for equity, autonomy and justice for every body!