May 6, 2021
On today’s episode, we will be discussing how much racism blows. It’s a hard conversation, but lives are on the line and being complicit just isn’t an option. While your TKS ladies are on their own path of unlearning, we approach it from different backgrounds, angles, and privileges.
Our guest Heather Gallagher will speak about her childhood as the Child of a Deaf Adult and the challenges she has dealt with.. Heather’s upbringing plays a huge role in why she is actively anti racist and has been doing the work. We will also unravel some of the ways in which we contribute to harm.
Part two will discuss how the fuck to engage in repair so stay tuned to hear more soon!
Heather Gallagher (she/her) is a Chinese American full spectrum doula and photojournalist providing support for and documenting individuals and families from birth to death. Heather is a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult) and began using photography as a young child as a simplified and exact way to communicate with her mother who is a deaf, Chinese immigrant with limited ASL and English language comprehension. She continues to use it as a tool to tell universal and personal stories across the spectrum of life experiences.
Heather’s clients range widely from individual and family commissions that last years documenting their lives to small businesses and fortune 500 companies worldwide humanizing brands and missions. In 2019 she became a birth, postpartum and death doula and with each client calls on her unique life experiences and perspectives to create a non judgmental and inclusive experience that allows the individual and/or family to fully experience whatever life transition they are going through in an emotionally safe environment.