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Collective Staff

Abortion Doula Program Coordinator

Christina Lares (she/her) is a Full Spectrum Doula, Certified Lactation Education Specialist, Reproductive Justice Advocate, Pole Dancer, Baby Mama, Writer, UX Designer, and Entrepreneur. She believes Otro Mundo es Posible and it is rooted in pleasure, joy, and community. She identifies as a Queer Xicana Mexicana born and raised in Southern California. Christina became a first time mama at the height of the pandemic and in December 2020 she completed a virtual doula training with birthworkersofcolor and has been an active member of the collective ever since. She specializes in lactation education, holistic fertility, supporting young parents, parents with disabilities, marginalized sex workers, and families using reproductive technologies. When Christina is not mentoring doulas or organizing workshops with birthworkersofcolor, she is supporting her doula clients and leading body confidence, sensual dance, and self love offerings through her business Flowtanica LLC. She loves attending live music events, playing backgammon, late night taco runs, and 90’s cult classic movies.

Christina Lares MPH, MA, CLES, CLC, Doula

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Håfa Adai, Stevie Merino (Sol and Roots) is a proud queer indigenous islander woman (CHamoru & Boricua) raised in the diaspora of the LBC. She wears many different hats as a: cultural practitioner, community organizer, anthropologist, birthworker, IBCLC, speaker, and trainer. She has been a doula since 2015. Stevie has been a community organizer & activist since 14 years old, her politics shape the way she approaches life & this work. She is a mami to a 7 year old. Stevie is the Executive Director, and co-founder of the Birthworkers of Color Collective and doula of Color training.

Stevie Merino

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