SQUATfest 2015 Resources

Thank you to everyone who came together to make SQUATfest a fruitful educational experience for all! Below you’ll find gathered resources made available from speakers for later reference and for the community that was not able to attend SQUATfest.

Not everyone is featured here, based on direct response and availability from facilitators and teachers. If you were a presenter at SQUATfest and want to see your work available to the community here, please email us at squatfestnola@gmail.com

Community Art Space


Throughout the weekend Amy Haderer helped facilitate an open art space for collaborative expression on a large canvas.

More on Amy and her work can be found at: http://themandalajourney.com/

Keynote Speakers

Nicole Deggins, CNM, MSN, MPH, www.sistamidwife.com

Mainah Farrell, CPM, President of the Midwives Alliance of North America, www.phoenixmidwife.com ; mana.org

Farah Diaz-Tello, JD, Senior Staff Attorney for National Advocates for Pregnant Women, www.advocatesforpregnantwomen.org

Circle Sessions


Birth Justice In New Orleans, 2015:

Birthmark Doulas

Doula Trainings with Nicole Deggins

Birthing Project USA New Orleans/Rainbow Babies

Cafe Au Lait Breastfeeding Support Group

Queer Pregnancy and Parenting Project: lgbtfamilynola@gmail.com , lcschildbirth.tumblr.com

The Bridge Between Life and Death, Paved By Storytelling:

Final Passages, Jerrigrace Lyons

Lucy Yannow, doula

Shannon Hanks-Mackey, doula

Earth Born Birthwork

 Sage Midwives and Birthworkers:

Carol Leonard

Whapio Diane Bartlett

Sula The Doula



The Bridge Collective

Emerald Coast Birth

Wonderfully Made Birth

Sistah Midwife Productions, LLC

Motherhood Beyond Bars

Birthmark Doula Collective

Louisiana Constituents for Safe Childbirth

Midwives Alliance of North America

Doula Note

Zuka Baby

Maypop Community Herb Shop

Free Flow Moon Pads

Samantha Zipporah

Molly Dutton-Kenny, CPM: mollyduttonkenny@gmail.com