I joined the End of Life Doula Association of Canada as a registered member in 2020, after completing my training at Douglas College in 2019. As a death doula, I approach end of life as a potentially transformative stage rife with opportunities for self-actualization. I find that, when encouraged in various ways to tune into their inner wisdom, most people easily discover powerful inner resources for approaching end of life from a place of empowerment.
My death doula practice is supported by my expertise as an educator, health researcher, and writing consultant—all roles that honed my knowledge of end-of-life issues and ability to help individuals and groups navigate these issues skillfully and authentically.
In addition to working with clients of all ages and backgrounds, I specialize in work with marginalized and oppressed groups. As a queer and trans (non-binary) person, I both advocate for and promote self-advocacy among clients, in medical and social contexts, such as hospitals and workplaces, where a lack of knowledge or respect may be negatively affecting their treatment and care.
While I meet virtually with clients from different parts of the world, I work on Pacific Standard Time and, outside of COVID-19, meet with clients in person in Vancouver, British Columbia and surrounding municipalities.
I live and work as an uninvited guest on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.