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Commonsense Childbirth Inc. (CSC) 501(c) 3 non-profit organization was founded in 1998 by Jennie Joseph who has dedicated her life to helping women and families have better birth experiences. Over the years Jennie’s work has grown beyond the birth room. She speaks nationally and internationally sharing her positive outcomes on low birth weight, prematurity, infant mortality, and maternal mortality rates that remain particularly high in minority and disenfranchised populations in the United States.
Queer Asterisk, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization guided by queer leadership and rooted in community, provides counseling services, educational trainings, and community programming to promote wellness through greater connection to self and others.
The organization envisions a vibrant community that embraces authentic expression and transformation, where individuals with dynamic and intersecting identities can thrive. Queer Asterisk educators use a queer-informed and therapeutic approach to facilitate a rich learning experience for professionals invested in the physical and emotional wellbeing of LGBTQ individuals and their families. We train because we want queer and transgender patients to be able to speak about their presenting problems, and not have to educate providers about the legitimacy of their identity; we want queer and transgender students to be able to learn and grow in safe and nurturing environments, not struggle under the oppressive weight of stigma, microaggressions, and bullying. Many professionals organizations are beginning to recognize the need to better serve queer and transgender individuals and their families. But how can we create truly inclusive spaces for queer and transgender people to show up authentically, have their experiences validated, and receive the best quality care possible? Our trainings offer a framework to better understand queer and transgender identities, adapt inclusive policies and, most importantly, create a culture that is welcoming and healing for all. For many, it is significant to learn this material from a team of queer and transgender educators; our lived experiences tend to ground in reality what might otherwise be considered abstract concepts.Visit http://www.queerasterisk.com to learn more.