Kelsey Scherer, BA is a 3rd year senior student at Birthwise Midwifery School in Maine and is completing her clinical requirements for anticipated graduation in 2017. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2014 with a Bachelor in Arts degree in Women’s Studies and Global Health and began attending midwifery school soon after. She is passionate about combining the art and science of midwifery and helping midwives stay up to date on the most evidence-based practice so that they can give their clients the best care possible She was published recently in Midwifery Matters Summer of 2016 – Preventing Vitamin K deficiency Bleeding: An Evidence Based Update for the Midwife.
Amy Wright Glenn of the Institute for the study of Birth, Breath and Death. She will help to educate us about pregnancy and infant loss, how it is understood in our culture and ways to care for ourselves and others who experience this loss.
B.I.R.T.H. Fair Andrea LaBorde Moran -Event Coordinator, Claire Chancellor Yabraian – Vendor Coordinator & Alisa Rae Bessire-Wooten – Volunteer Coordinator are interviewed by Pat Jones to talk all about the 15th Annual B.I.R.T.H. Fair and all the exciting things that will be going on. Happening this Saturday, Oct 1st from 11am-4pm at United Way Center, Houston TX.
Cara DeBusk is a co-founder of Houston Sudbury School and currently staffs the school full-time. She holds a BFA in Photography from the University of Houston. Cara was teacher and Dept. Chair of the Media Arts Dept. at Episcopal High School for 16 years and has also been an exhibiting artist and write in Houston for almost 30 years. Cara retired from teaching in 2011 to unschool her younger daughter and was co-Founder, with her husband Andrew, of Houston Unschooling Kids. In 2015, Cara helped to organize the Founders Group to start Houston Sudbury School, which opened January 2016
Polly Tommey is the director and Founder of Autism Media Channel – a 501c3 dedicated to bringing educational videos about autism and associated disorders to the public.
Polly is also Editor in Chief of the Autism File magazine, a free online magazine established in 1999.
Polly is Founder of The Autism Trust in the UK and USA – a 501c3 dedicated to building futures for people with vaccine injury.
Most importantly Polly is mother to 3 children, Bella, Billy and Toby. Billy is vaccine injured from the MMR.
Brenda Tapia is a IIN (Institute Integrative Nuturition) certificated Health Coach and is currently studying this program to be a Yoga Teacher at Pralaya Studio. She was born in Mexico City and has been enjoying Houston’s experience since 2012. Brenda loves cooking and she started in 2014 her new project called Wellnessabroso helping people changing their perception of spending time in the kitchen
Sara and Zack Wasser join Pat to tell their birth story.
Holly Milkowski is an unschooling mother of two boys. She has a Bachelors degree in Communication/Journalism. In addition to directing Intact Houston and Intact Texas, she authors a breastfeeding blog. She spends her time passionately advocating for informed choice in many areas of life.
Abbie Setterbo, Houston area native, graduated from Texas State University, majored in early childhood education, taught second grade for several years before deciding to stay home with her two little boys. She feels grateful to her own mother and other advocates of genital integrity that she was aware of the risks of circumcision before they were born, and strives to continue raising awareness for parents in her community through her work with Intact Houston.
Rebecca Rex is co-founder of P.R.O.V.E. (Parents Requesting Open Vaccine Education), which promotes awareness about vaccine safety, medical privacy and informed consent issues. Their grassroots campaigns have contributed to positive legislative changes in state law including expansion of vaccine exemptions, parental consent prior to immunization registry inclusion, and overturning an executive order mandating HPV vaccine for 6th grade girls. P.R.O.V.E. also opposed mandatory meningitis vaccination of college students, and the bill allowing health care workers to be fired for refusing any vaccine an employer may decide to require. ”In the 2015 legislative session PROVE provided information and testimony to legislators to successfully protect Texans from forced vaccination and defend our current exemption language. Rebecca is a featured speaker at B.I.R.T.H. She is the mother of two fabulous sons.