Kristin Kali, LM CPM
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
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.
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