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Birthing Beyond the Binary

Creating Decolonized, Intersectional & Libratory Reproductive Spaces for Queer, Trans & Non-Binary Folx

This course expands on Sister Song’s definition of reproductive justice* to include queer, trans and non-binary folx. By the end, you will have a greater understanding of modern day birthing people, kinships and how to support them throughout their reproductive lifespan. You will learn about special considerations and how to create a truly decolonized, intersectional and liberatory space for queer, trans & non-binary folx.

Who should take this course?

Anyone who supports, or would like to support, the reproductive health of queer, trans & non-binary folx, including but not limited to: birth workers, OB/GYNs, midwives, physical therapists, pelvic floor therapists, fertility specialists, abortion counselors, etc.

This course is for you if:

  • You are aware of your blank spots in knowing the needs of people who’s lived experiences are so very different from your own

  • You recognize the gaps in your knowledge of how to be inclusive in your reproductive health care

  • You want to be a part of a growing and evolving community that is dedicated to expanding their knowledge base to serve sexual and gender diverse people

  • You are unsure how to make your practice safe(r) for queer, trans & non-binary folx

  • You want a comprehensive training taught by an instructor who has lived experiences of the patients/clients that you would like to provide quality and dignified care to

  • You are ready to dig deep into dismantling systems of oppression and bringing a decolonized and intersectional framework to your reproductive health care

  • If you recognise that more than lip service needs to be done for change to happen, and you know that learning about pronouns is only the beginning of integrating this framework into your practice, then this course is for you

“But there’s been a lot of objection to my pregnancies in terms of the medical side of things.

I’ve been told I don’t belong in certain places because I’m not a woman and I’ve been offered an abortion more times than any woman would have been offered by medical staff." - Kayden Coleman

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to Birthing Beyond the Binary

    • Setting up a Safe Space

    • Conversation w/King Lorenzo from 'A Womb of Their Own'

    • Zoom Call Details

    • Meeting Calendar

    • Private Group

    • Accessibility & Goals

  • 2

    Module 1: What is Queer Reproductive Justice

    • Week1 Queer Repro Justice

    • LEAF Reproductive Justice

    • The Urgency of Intersectionality | Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw


    • Intersectionality Reading List

    • Laverne Cox Talks about Intersectionality at Harvard

    • mod 1- zoom recording, chatz, & cc

    • Whose Voices are Missing?

  • 3

    Module 2: Decolonizing Reproductive Spaces

    • Decolonizing Reproductive Spaces Presentation - Eri Guajardo Johnson

    • Decolonization is for Everyone

    • The Hunt

    • We have all been colonized

    • Historic Context of Birthwork and Doula Practice in the United States

    • The Sliding Scale: A Tool of Economic Justice

    • Action Plan to Decolonize our Birthwork

    • Zoom Recording, Chatz, CC

    • “Let’s make our grandchildren proud”

  • 4

    Module 3: Laying Foundations to Advocacy Pt 1: Examining Power & Privilege

    • Laying Foundations to Advocacy Pt 1: Examining Power & Privilege - slides

    • Oppression and privilege self-assessment

    • White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack

    • FOR NON-BIPOC FOLX - Life of Privilege

    • 5 Tips For Being An Ally

    • Intention vs Impact

    • Intent vs Impact: Why Your Intentions Don't Really Matter

    • Matrix of Oppression

    • The Culture of Power

    • Performative Allyship is Deadly (Here's What to do Instead)

    • Get comfortable with being uncomfortable | Luvvie Ajayi

    • Zoom Mod 3 Recording

    • Checking in on YOUR Privilege

  • 5

    Module 4: Understanding Gender & Sexual Diverse Identities

    • Understanding Gender & Sexual Diverse Identities Presentation

    • Mod 4 Zoom Recording, CC, & Chatz

    • The Gender Unicorn

    • The Trans Language Primer


    • What it Means to be Intersex

    • 'I'm intersex, I don't get periods and I'm going through menopause'

    • Human Rights Watch and InterACT Intersex Feature Video

    • Pre-colonial attitudes to sex and gender fluidity

    • What Does "Two-Spirit" Mean?

    • Quiz #1

    • Map of Countries that Criminalise LGBT People

    • Research your national and state laws protecting LGBTQ+ folx

    • My Gender Story

  • 6

    Module 5: Language for Harm Reduction in Reproductive Spaces

    • Language for Harm Reduction in Repro Spaces Presentation

    • Person Centred Language

    • Why Gender Pronouns Matter

    • Nonbinary Pronouns 101

    • Pronouns Practice App

    • Pronoun Info Sheets

    • Queer & Trans Family Affirming Language

    • Gender Neutral Queer Titles

    • My Pronouns - Resource

    • Mod 5 Recording, Chatz, & CC

    • Inclusive Resources

    • Self-audit

  • 7

    Module 6: Queering Family Building Pt 1: Decolonizing Families

    • Queering Family Building Pt 1: Decolonizing Families

    • Husband Myles is Pregnant | My Pregnant Husband

    • The New American family

    • If the Nuclear Family Has Failed, What Comes Next?

    • Supporting LGBTQ Youth & Parents in Child Welfare Systems

    • Finally a Family Man, Denied the Full Benefits

    • Adoption is a Trans Issue

    • Building Your LGBTQ+ Led Family Using a Surrogate

    • Decolonizing Families

    • Mod 6 Recording, Chatz, & CC

  • 8

    Module 7: Queering Family Building Pt 2: Queerconception

    • Two Moms Open Up About the "Weird Secret Society" of Sperm Donation

    • Fertility-Awareness For People with Ovaries

    • Interview: I Donated My Eggs as a Trans Man

    • Transgender Fertility - The Sperm Banking Experience

    • Reproductive Options for Trans People

    • Queer Stratified Reproduction & Queerifying AHR

    • Mod 7 Recording, Chatz, & CC

  • 9

    Module 8: Pelvic Health Concerns Beyond the Binary

    • What it's like to have PCOS when you’re trans

    • Why Did You Have a Beard Pre-t????

    • Pelvic Floor PT & the Transgender Experience

    • Trans Guy Problems: Having Periods

    • For transgender men, pain of menstruation is more than just physical

    • How Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Can Serve the Transgender/Gender Non-conforming Population

    • 6 Transgender women talk menstruation

    • Hysterectomy

    • Mod 8 Zoom, CC, & Chatz

    • Pelvic Health & Transgender Experiences

  • 10

    Module 9: Queer Reproductive Loss

    • Queer Reproductive Loss Recording

    • TwoTransDaddies: Angel Grow His Wings

    • Why I Didn’t Tell My Doctor I’m Trans Before My Abortion

    • INFORMATION SHEET: LGBT pregnancy loss

    • Like Rabbits

    • Kaddish Podcast Ep 5: A Container Big Enough to Hold Us

    • Affirming Supports for Queer Repro Losses

  • 11

    Module 10: Laying Foundations to Advocacy Pt 2: Cultivating a Co-Conspirator Practice (From Theory to Action)

    • Laying Foundations to Advocacy Pt 2: Cultivating a Co Conspiracy Practice - slides

    • Ally, Accomplice, Co-conspirator

    • On Aspiring to be a Comrade

    • Dr. Bettina Love explains what she means by a co-conspirator

    • Mod 10 Zoom Recording, Chatz, & CC

    • Abolitionist in the Making

  • 12

    Module 11: Comprehensive Sex Education

    • 10 Things Sex Positivity Is Not

    • Sexual Consent

    • "Virginities" instead of "Virginity"

    • Trans/Sex: How estrogen changed my sex life

    • Information on Testosterone Hormone Therapy

    • Transgender Clients at the Brothel - Ask a Sex Worker

    • SEX | How Does Kayden Have Sex?

    • Kink and BDSM 101

    • PrEP and Transgender People

    • Mod 11- Zoom, chat & CC

    • Comprehensive Sex Ed Slides

    • The Evolution of Sex Ed

  • 13

    Module 12: Laying Foundations to Advocacy Pt 3: Creating Safer & Empowering Spaces in Unsafe Places

    • Trauma in the LGBTQ Community

    • What is Trauma Informed Care?

    • Trauma Informed Care Infographic

    • Accessibility Self-Audit Checklist - BADT

    • How to Create an Anti Oppression Statement for Your Business

    • Mod 12 Zoom, chat, cc

    • Creating Safer Spaces in Unsafe Places

What’s Included:

  • 12 Weekly live sessions via Zoom, recordings provided after each session

  • 4 Guest Speaker Intensives

  • Weekly assignments to continue learning and engagement

  • Handouts and worksheets

  • Lifetime access to a private Facebook Group for community discussion and accountability

  • Support via email throughout the duration of the course

  • Certification stream - with sticker for your website and/or marketing materials, optional

  • One on One Meeting with king yaa

The time is NOW

Create Decolonized, Intersectional & Libratory Reproductive Spaces for Queer, Trans & Non-Binary Folx




This course is 12 weeks long. A new module is released every week. We meet every Sunday via online video conferencing platform (Zoom)


June 6- August 22 


1pm - 3:15pm EST



king is an intersectional feminist and their work centers queer, trans, and non-binary folx well-being through full spectrum support, somatic sex + pleasure coaching and gender-affirming transitioning companionship. They also train intentional health and wellness practicioners on developing the competencies to care for and to create safer and inclusive practices for queer, trans and gender diverse people. 

king yaa supports folx of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and sizes to have the audacity to intentionally & unapologetically have compassion for self, in all their complexities, as a radical act of taking up space and insisting on themselves. They are invested in decolonizing health and queering up reproductive justice, as well as, the collective healing and liberation of queer, trans and nonbinary folx, especially BIPOC folx.

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