Hi my name is Sarah, my pronouns are she/they, I am a Bisexual that is Demisexual, I turned 40 this year and I learned that I'm Autistic (which makes so much sense now lol). I am honored to have many children that call me "mom" although I only birthed three, I enjoy being around trees, watching musicals, the smell of Palo Santo, and the taste of artisan donuts.
My career as a Doula is just beginning but the dream of caring for families began when I was just a young odd brown child who was fascinated by my cat giving birth in my closet, later creating science experiments and chemical reactions, and who loved dissecting organs in anatomy class. I believe the beings of our planet are intriguing, inspiring and creative!
My love for great human capacity is the lens through which I try to view the world and I believe that it helps me connect with others in my every day life. Being that I was the odd brown child growing up I remember struggling to connect with those around me and when I asked my mother about it she told me to "treat others the way I wanted to be treated" because that was the "golden rule". The golden rule seemed to help me navigate a little better and as I got older I began to see that most people responded very positively to being treated in a way that allowed them to be seen for who they were and not just their cool fashion sense.
People want to be seen for who we are and not just our cool fashion sense. Who we are at our core cannot be easily expressed with clothes and accessories alone! The way we live and speak and act and love are just a few ways we can express our inner beingness and I long to connect with THAT part of the humans I contact throughout my life. How do I do this? I make a concerted effort to not assume I know anything about the person I am interacting with, I ask questions, I engage in active listening, I allow people to tell me who they are and I believe them. That is why at Sun Moon & Stars Holistic Health & Reproduction we center the human experience. We embrace the uniqueness that is each persons journey and identity and we use language to support that effort as we provide whole person reproductive care and Doula services.
This Pride Month I am choosing to celebrate our human magic, the intriguing, inspiring and creative beauty that is the rainbow of people that makes this world colorful and a place I want to live! There are plenty of hateful people currently trying (and failing) to destroy the progress of human magic but regardless of what laws they undo or create the magic cannot be lost! It has already been awakened inside all of us, we the people already know that love is love and we will continue to push to see it represented in our world.
Will you join me this month in celebrating the beauty of human magic? Will you stand with us as we uplift and advocate for the LGBTQIA2S+ members of our community to experience quality and accessible reproductive health care? If so I encourage you to educate yourself about how to become a better ally, give money to your queer friends or family, become involved in sustainable ways by connecting with local LGBTQIA2S+ advocacy groups. You can also donate to our resource fund that supports the mission of providing low cost or no cost Doula Services to members of the Teen, BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, & Differently Abled communities.
Happy Pride Month Ya'll! I am so very excited that you are here, a part of our growing, vibrant community! I celebrate you and thank you for your continued support.
Sarah Foster is a Holistic Wellness Educator and Doula in Altamonte Spring, FL that provides whole person wellness education along with Full Spectrum Doula support for all birthing peoples. This support includes providing thoughtful emotional, spiritual, and physical support before, during, and after pregnancy and pregnancy loss. If you or someone you love in interested in support let's connect! I look forward to connecting!