because when we support each other with understanding, something amazing happens.
The systems of oppression that this country is built upon limits a lot of individuals in their access to support, especially when giving birth.
For many people having access to a support person who makes them feel safe, empowered and cared for while giving birth is essential for their comfort during labor and delivery. Images also provide a place for individuals to process their experience, no matter how it unfolds.
Making sure that access is financial feasible, is an imperative part of how I operate.
The experience we have while becoming parents is so powerful.
This scholarship is specifically for marginalized folks (BIPOC, LGBTQ2s+, single parents, active military, and low income families) afford my services at on a sliding scale
Odyssey Birth Scholarship is funded through a combination of donations that are fully set aside for this purpose. $100 from each birth I photograph throughout the year also goes into the scholarship fund.
Whether you'd like to donate or apply, please reach out. I'd love to hear how I can support you!