photo credit: sam annis 2019

photo credit: sam annis 2019

ashley (she /her) is a fertility awareness educator (certified through the association of fertility awareness professionals) and a full-spectrum pregnancy companion (ie: birth & abortion & miscarriage doula).  she has been teaching classes on menstrual cycle charting for birth control & conception since 2013 and doing full-spectrum pregnancy work since 2018.

ashley believes that everyone—regardless of sex, gender, relationship status, age, ability, race, economic situation, educational background, political beliefs, or religious beliefs—deserves comprehensive, informed, un-biased, non-judgmental, culturally-competent, empowering education and support around sex, sexuality, reproduction, birth control, and desire.  ashley honored to offer education on the fertility awareness method and support for all outcomes of pregnancy, but does not judge anyone for their choices or their needs around sexuality, family planning, and birth control.

ashley is a book reader & a sock knitter. she lives in the midwest with her sweet & smart partner, her two funny dogs, and her stoic rabbit.

 

education / training

writing

workshops & events

  • Girls Empowerment Series, Guest Teacher, Madison Wisconsin, May 2019

  • Print & Resist, Madison Public Library, April 2019

  • Cycle Charting Workshop, Campus Women’s Center, April 2019

  • Pad Making Workshop, Gender & Women’s Studies Club, March 2019

  • Intro to Menstrual Cycle Charting, SuperCharge! Foods, June & August 2018

  • Sew Your Own Vulva Kit used by Planned Parenthood NYC Staff Training, 2018

  • Intro to Fertility Awareness, Campus Women's Center, Madison Wisconsin, April 2018

  • Let's Talk About Your Uterus, The Womb Room, Milwaukee Wisconsin, February 2018

  • FAM Workshop, Campus Women's Center, Madison Wisconsin, December 2017

  • Menstrual Pad Workshop, Campus Women's Center, Madison Wisconsin, September 2017

  • Barrier Methods & Fertility Awareness, Online Workshop, 2017

  • Between Black & White: Perspectives in Fertility Awareness Activism, Justisse Fertility Awareness Educators Conference, Nanaimo British Colombia, August 2017

  • Menstrual Cycle 101, SuperCharge! Foods, Madison Wisconsin, 2017

  • Fertility Awareness Workshop, Indiana Herbal Center, Bloomington Indiana, June 2017

  • 4W (Women, Well-Being, Wisconsin, World) Poster Presentation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017

  • Introduction to Fertility Awareness, Alpha Omega Epsilon (Technical Science and Engineering Sorority), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017

  • We the Women Workshop (alternative menstrual products for middle school girls), DreamBank of Madison, 2017

  • Love Trumps Hate: Fifth Vital Sign, Tip Top Tavern, Madison Wisconsin, February 2017

  • Know Your Body / Defend Your Rights (Planned Parenthood donation series), Online Workshop, 2017

  • Introduction to Fertility Awareness, Campus Women's Center, Madison Wisconsin, 2017

  • Fertility Awareness for Conception, Online Workshop, 2016

  • Sew Your Own Vulva Kit used by Planned Parenthood NYC Staff Training, 2015

  • Introduction to Natural Birth Control Methods, Planned Parenthood Wisconsin Staff Training, 2015

  • Natural and Hormone Free Birth Control Workshop, Rainbow Bookstore Collective, Madison Wisconsin, 2015

  • "Your Amazing Cycle," 28-day email course, sent monthly from 2014-2016

  • Body Awareness: Cycle Charting 101, Campus Women's Center, Madison Wisconsin, 2014

  • Journey to the Center: Learn the Fertility Awareness Method, Authentic Birth Center, Milwaukee Wisconsin, 2014

  • Intro to Fertility Awareness, Campus Women's Center, Madison Wisconsin, November 2012

interviews

miscellaneous