Deylen is a full-spectrum doula and future student midwife. As a trans and queer person, they know how challenging our healthcare system can be to navigate for those of us it wasn’t built to serve. A life-long reproductive health nerd, Deylen has spent the past decade building their systems advocacy skills in the service of breaking down barriers to reproductive care. They are passionate about reproductive justice, about care work, and about showing up for their communities and the people that they love. As a doula, Deylen works alongside clients and their loved ones to support them in becoming experts on their own bodies, in making informed and empowered choices, and in accessing the resources they need. Deylen completed their doula training through Doula Trainings International and is currently enrolled in the pre-midwifery program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.
When they’re not working, you can find Deylen in the woods, in the water, at a SONG meeting, volunteering with ARC-Southeast, or spending time at home with their chosen family – Topaz, Avery, and Richard the cat.