Lori Stafford: The bebo mia be brave award

Lori Stafford Doula Birth Worker Bebo Mia

My name is Lori Stafford and I am grateful to be the runner up of the Brave Award. I have three sons ages thirty, twenty-six and twenty-two and I am a grandmother fourteen month granddaughter named Riley. My current career as a caregiver taking care of my mother. My previous career experience has been in…

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Denise A. Ransom and her BIPOC Doula journey bursary

Denise A. Ransom Bebo Mia Scholarship Doula

You want to know about me? Sure. Here are a few things that I can say.  Once I realized I was a woman who could produce milk, I knew that I was going to breastfeed/chestfeed. My earliest memory was walking down my high school hall with a few friends saying that I was definitely going…

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Diamond Sadé and her BIPOC Doula journey bursary

Diamond Sade Birthworker Doula Bebo Mia

, Hi, I’m Diamond Sadé Walker I am a Hard-working, courageous, generous, dedicated, and loving woman. I am continuing my education in early childhood development at Texas State University. I am the middle child, I have an older brother and a younger brother. My younger brother and I are 15 years apart. My mother Misty…

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Jill Stewardson and The Queers for Queer Care Award!

Queers for Queer Care Scholarship Bebo Mia

Maternal Support Practitioner Scholarship by Jill Stewardson Hello, I am Jill Stewardson. I have a rad spouse and two beautiful children, 3.5 years and 1.5 years. My little family lives in upstate NY and love it here! I have been working as a sign language interpreter for over 10 years in various areas. I felt…

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The Queers for Queer Care Award by Nicki

The Queers for Queer Care Award by Nicki

Maternal Support Practitioner MSP Scholarship – Fall 2021 Hello everyone! My name is Nicole, but I also go by Nicki or Nicoletta, and I use the pronouns she/her. As a little girl I was obsessed with babies, and I believe this is when the journey began, on my winding path, to become a birth worker.…

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Jeska Sta.Teresa and The JAYU human rights award

Jeska the JAYU human ights award

Maternal Support Practitioner Certification Scholarship – Fall 2021 What makes me different is my advantage My name is Jeska Sta.Teresa, from the Philippines. My mother is the head of our household, alongside her twin who is a 2nd mom to us. I have a sister. I’m younger but people call me the “big-sis”. We have…

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Breanne Cain bebo mia Be Brave Award Runner Up

My name is Bre, my pronouns are she/her. I come from a big family and am the middle child of seven children. I was born and raised in North Dakota. The day I graduated high school I packed my bags and moved to Salt Lake City because of the snow and mountains and all the…

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Hannah Brauer Fall 2020 Intersectional or Bust Award Runner Up

Hi! I’m Hannah Brauer (she/her), and I just graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Communication & Media and Creative Writing & Literature. I am honored to be the runner-up for the bebo mia Intersectional or Bust Award and am so excited for a chance to become a doula through a social…

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Ashley Hornberger Fall 2020 Queers for Queer Care Award Winner

  Hey bebo mia fam! My name is Ashley and I’m so excited to start this new journey. My wife is in the US military so we’re currently stationed abroad with our 3-year-old daughter. We’ve been together for 15 years- before gay marriage was legal, before being gay in the military was legal, or before…

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Tijuana Ray – Fall 2020 Black Moms Connection Award Winner

My name is Tijuana Ray, I am originally from Augusta, Georgia. Augusta is known for its big golf tournament held every year known as the Masters but to me, it’s just home.  I am the oldest of my two sisters.  I have four children, two sons, and two daughters. My sons are 22 and 26…

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Karima Pettigrew Fall 2020 Queers for Queer Care Award Winner

  About me! My name is Karima Pettigrew. I’m a 32-year-old fraternal twin from Newark, Delaware. I love to sing and play guitar, as well as spending most of my spare time writing books. I was raised by a deaf single parent and I’m fluent in ASL. I identify as a black lesbian cis-gendered woman.…

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Vickiana Peña – Olivia Scobie Perinatal Mental Health Award

woman holding her baby and smiling

  For the Fall 2019 Doula  Maternal Support Practitioner Program Scholarship at bebo mia inc we had some amazing applicants and are thrilled to present our winners’ submissions. With the help of some incredible sponsors like Olivia Scobie & community partners we were able to offer 8  full Scholarships and 8 partial Scholarships to our combined fertility, birth and…

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