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Public Speaking

Mission

Stevie’s goal is to spread awareness about birthing disparities and the ways birthing people of color are affected by the medical industrial complex. She uses her profound background in Anthropology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to support the research and engagement she does as a birthworker. Her goal is to offer access, knowledge, and empowerment to birthing people, new parents, and beyond through community support, resources, and cultural competence.

Available For: 
  • Podcasts

  • Rallies and Protests

  • Radio interviews 

  • TV interviews

  • Conferences 

  • Panels 

  • Community Events

Topics:
  • Social justice, activism, and birth work 

    • Reproductive justice

    • Race and bias in birth work 

    • White supremacy in birth work

  • Birthing and Postpartum traditions of Pacific Islanders

  • How to support at-risk birthing populations

  • Inclusive language and organizing 

  • Herbal healing and medicine

  • Mental health and advocacy 

  • Queer birthing

Past Speaking:
  • PILOT Pathways

  • Los Angeles Boricuas/Puerto Ricans in Action

  • Planned Parenthood

  • Birthing People Foundation Training by Kindred Space LA

  • Pacific Islander Census Convening

  • Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum (PIEAM)

  • AAA/CASCA 

  • Pacific Islander Health Board of Washington

  • BreastfeedLA

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“Thank you for stepping in and spitting truth all over the place, your realness, vulnerability, contradictions and fierceness allowed us to see ourselves in your reflection and allow healing to happen!” 

Kindred Space LA

previous presentations

Birthing People Foundation Birthworker Training by Kindred Space LA

While Stevie is based in Long Beach, her priority is to expand and cultivate community throughout Southern California. Kindred Space LA is a birthing center in South Los Angeles. Stevie was featured as a guest speaker in their training cohort. 

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"Always grateful for Stevie out here spitting TRUTH!!! Thank you Stevie showing up as your badass, authentic, real, vulnerable, contradictory, awesome, fierce, and beautiful self."

- Kimberly Durdin LM, CPM, + IBCLC

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Carrying the Pacific: Pregancy, Birth, and Parenting -- Exhibit Curated at Pacific Island Ethnic Museum of Art

Stevie curated an exhibit at Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum. The exhibit centers on Pacific Islander’s birthing and pregnancy traditions, highlighting experiences and voices on maternal and infant health in this community. Stevie wanted to create a space where Pacific Islanders are not just represented, but celebrated authentically.

From the archives: This exhibit is the first of its kind that centers on Pacific Islanders’ birthing traditions, experiences and voices. Visitors will hear from culture-bearers, and see works by Pacific Islander contemporary artists Roldy Aguero, Micki Davis, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Jason (JP) Periera, Samantha Winter Tagaloa, Lilo Tauvae, and Roquin-Jon Quichocho Siongco. Ethnographic art from PIEAM’s permanent collection will be interwoven to highlight connections with Pacific Islanders’ ancestors. The exhibit also includes the film Vanuatu Women’s Water Music, which will be showing in the media room.

 

Watch a video walk-through of the exhibit by clicking below. ​​

“She reminded us that health in our community starts at pregnancy and that we continue to carry the Pacific with us as diasporic people. It was powerful.”

 

- Manava Maealiuaki

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