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Meet the Doulas: Jenny McKenzie

Who are the doulas who volunteer with the Bay Area Doula Project?  They’re amazing, diverse people, doing so much great work in the world, it’s hard to believe any of them has time to volunteer with us. We’ve been using this space to introduce you to many of the BADP doulas.  This week, meet Jenny McKenzie.

Jenny McKenzie has a bachelors degree in Anthropology and Spanish from Willamette University and is a domestic violence advocate at the Riley Center of St. Vincent de Paul Society in San Francisco.  Prior to that she was an advocate at Volunteers of America Home Free in Portland, Oregon and spent a year researching international productions of the Vagina Monologues.
 
Volunteering with Planned Parenthood as an abortion patient advocate taught her not only about the importance and joy in providing support, but what wonderful people are drawn to do this work. Passionate about feminism, anti-violence work and reproductive rights, she is also a firm believer in healthfully doing trauma work, and practices self-care with photography, popcorn and hot sauce, Pt. Isabel trips with the fur-ball, hiking in the hills of Berkeley, soul-friends & dancing it out. Her photography can be found at Laughing Lens Photography (also on Facebook).

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