Kenya is an advocate for improving the lives of women and girls
She is a passionate worker bee focused on strengthening women’s sense of agency, raising awareness to end rape culture, and stopping violence against women and girls, and empowering others to do the same. As a DONA certified birth doula, she brings an empowering, feminist perspective to her practice.
Her birth work includes promoting trauma-informed birth support and providing doula services to expectant women and their partners. She volunteers on the Certification Committee for DONA International and is an Evidence Based Birth® Professional Member. Since 2013, Kenya has helped over 30 families bring new life into this world and continues to educate herself on topics such as postpartum care, prenatal yoga, home births, water births, twin births, pregnancy loss, inductions, and more.
Within the movement to end violence against women, Kenya has worked in local programs to provide direct services, oversee a domestic violence shelter and hotline, and create programming for children exposed to domestic violence. On statewide and national levels she has developed and conducted numerous trainings, engaged elected officials on these issues, and directly supported women of color leadership in the field. Her work now extends into federal government where Kenya continues her advocacy by overseeing funding for domestic violence shelters and supportive services across the U.S. that focus on prevention and effective intervention of domestic and dating violence.
Kenya M. Fairley, CD(DONA), CD(CHB)