As a hearing person in solidarity with the Deaf community, and an ally committed to working against audism in the end-of-life and bodywork fields (and elsewhere), it is an honor to offer my services to Deaf folks and their loved ones. I sign proficiently, value accessibility for all, and have had the privilege of being exposed to Deaf culture. I’m excited to be able to accompany Deaf, deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals from many different walks of life in their own healing journeys.
Most of all, my aim with regard to the Deaf community is this: I seek with humility to offer space for Deaf-led deathcare, funerals, and bodywork sessions. I'd like to simply offer the support and information needed to enable easeful, graceful experiences, and then step back and simply hold space, so folks I work with to feel empowered to do things in their own way. I take an intersectional approach to affirming those who experience marginalization and oppression in the normative medical world. Read more about how I incorporate social justice into my work here.
If you are D/deaf or Hard of Hearing, and interested in my services, I encourage you to contact me!