Kristin Kali, LM CPM

Kristin Kali, LM CPM is a talented and insightful guide for families in the process of welcoming a baby. As a midwife, Kristin applies clinical expertise within a context of education, empowerment and support. Kristin began working with birthing families in 1995 and has assisted thousands of people in the process of becoming parents.

Kristin holds space for new parents to fully realize the deeply transformational process and life-altering capacity of the conception, pregnancy and birth experience. Kristin honors the centrality of a parent’s own sense of inner knowing, vital to the journey of creating, birthing and nurturing a child. Kristin works in partnership with families who have decided to take an active role in the health of their pregnancies, their babies, and their relationships with one another, facilitating empowerment within an atmosphere of trust, respect and love.

Kristin is a Licensed Midwife in California and Washington, and a Certified Professional Midwife through the North American Registry of Midwives. Kristin is a graduate of Seattle Midwifery School (now at Bastyr University) and a member of the Midwives Association of North America, National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, California Association of Midwives, and the Midwives Association of Washington State. Kristin is a skilled public speaker and has presented at numerous conferences and events across the country. Kristin also provides training and consulting services for organizations working towards gender inclusivity and the reduction of health disparities for LGBTQ2S people.

Emil Paddison - PEPS Facilitator

Emil Paddison is a native to the PNW who loves organizing and building community in Seattle. Coming from a background of housing justice and non-profit administration work, Emil is reworking their life around their new role as parent to a fantastic child and has a heart for supporting people in the wonderous, world-changing transition into parenthood. Emil is also a generative somatics practitioner and bodyworker doing body-based healing justice work.

 

 

Kat Henolson - PEPS Facilitator

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Kat has facilitated MAIA’s PEPS Groups for LGBTQ Families since 2016. Although she has read many parenting books, most of her parenting knowledge has come from first-hand experience and talking with other parents. As facilitator, Kat encourages other parents to connect, learn from each other and grow together. Kat and her wife live in Columbia City, Seattle with their two girls.

 

 

 

 

MAIA’s Founder

Since conceiving MAIA in 1993, founder Stephanie Brill has achieved national recognition by helping thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals with every aspect of creating family, pregnancy, and parenthood. She is author of The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth, published in 2001 and revised in 2006.

Since leaving MAIA in 2006, Stephanie’s work has been focused on making the world a better place for gender nonconforming and transgender children. She is founder of Gender Spectrum, a nonprofit organization that provides education, training and support to help create a gender-sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. In 2008, Stephanie co-authored the book, The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals.

To reach Stephanie Brill, please visit www.genderspectrum.org.

Kristin Kali photo by Castallian Photography