A note about gender-neutral language

As someone who falls on the ‘queer’ spectrum, and who has a non-traditional relationship style, I have been making a conscious effort to increase my use of inclusive, gender neutral language; in my classes, on my website, and in my writings. I recognize that my earlier blog posts may not use inclusive language, nor acknowledge the wide range of possibilities of who may be giving birth, infant feeding and caring for and in a family with, the birthing person and newborn.

Unfortunately, the birth world is an aggressively gendered space; and even with awareness of the issues on a personal level, it took more time than it should have to be aware of the need for gender inclusiveness on a professional level, and I apologize for any missteps I have made.

All birthing people deserve compassionate, inclusive classes to prepare them for the adventure ahead.