Sasha is a dedicated midwife, lactation consultant, and owner of Prism Birth Services, with an unwavering commitment to providing culturally affirming and compassionate care to individuals during their childbearing years. As the only Afro-Latinx Certified Community Midwife in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Sasha actively strives to listen without judgment and responds to the complex needs of each individual with respect, dignity, and kindness. Fuelled by her passion to improve birth outcomes in America for Black and Indigenous people, Sasha's "why" has always been to ensure everyone, regardless of gender, race, socioeconomic status, or body size, has access to affirming care. She recognizes that racism and unchecked biases contribute to the worst birth outcomes in the nation for these groups, and her work is committed to changing this. With over two decades of experience in the healthcare field, Sasha began her journey as a certified nursing assistant and education as a practical nurse before discovering her calling in birthwork. Her interest in birth was ignited after witnessing a birth in the emergency room, and after supporting her sister through labor and delivery, Sasha pursued education to become a birth doula and student midwife. She has since earned the highest accreditation a healthcare professional can in lactation, the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) credential, and completed rigorous midwifery training to become a Certified Professional Midwife, Certified Community Midwife and is licensed in the state of Wisconsin and pursuing licensure in Minnesota. Sasha's ability to be present and attentive to the unique concerns of each individual she works with is grounded in her belief that all people, regardless of their background, deserve to feel valued and heard when it comes to their healthcare needs. Her mission is to continue to provide compassionate, personalized care to individuals and families throughout their childbearing years. In addition to her clinical work, Sasha is also a strong advocate for legislative change to improve access to reproductive healthcare. She has been an active member of several professional organizations, including the Wisconsin Guild of Midwives, National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, National Black Midwives Alliance, and Minnesota Council of Certified Professional Midwives, where she helps to lead efforts to promote access to midwifery care and midwifery education. Sasha is a passionate educator and advocate of Black and Indigenous student midwives. Her commitment to creating a more inclusive and equitable healthcare system is reflected in her work as a teacher, where she emphasizes the importance of cultural competence and advocacy in the practice of midwifery. During Sasha’s free time she can be found tending to her indoor garden, creating digital art or spending time with her two dimple cheeked children, loving partner and jumbo-sized dog.