Stevie Merino aka Sol & Roots Doula, Stevie is a cofounder & the Executive Director of the Birthworkers of Color Collective. Stevie was born & raised in diaspora, specifically Long Beach Cali by way of Guahan (Guam) and Borinquen (Puerto Rico). Stevie has been a community organizer & activist for most of her life. She is a queer single mami, an anthropologist, a full spectrum birthworker, a speaker, trainer, and islander! She approaches this work with all the humbleness & gratitude & on the shoulders of all her ancestors who have brought her to this work. Stevie hopes to continue to serve & increase accessibility, representation, & create spaces for Queer birthing people & People of Color.