"My name is Aspen Mirabal. I am a proud sister, daughter, and indigenous birth worker in Northern New Mexico. I am passionately dedicated to my culture as a tribal member of Taos Pueblo.
I have dedicated more than half my life navigating through the dark, discovering ancestral wisdom in the nooks and crannies, dusty research papers of female ethnographers from the Progressive Era, and travels to rural communities of the Americas to gain a perspective that will serve my community members during their reproductive years.
As the only certified and trained Full Spectrum Doula, Midwife Assistant, and Lactation Educator in Taos Pueblo, I have found a place in my community as a Family Support Specialist with a Tribal Home Visiting program serving Taos County, and behind the scenes on a state level advocating for the betterment of treatment for BIPOC (birthing) families, birth workers-- such as midwives, doulas, and lactations specialists. To be at the forefront with families bringing new life into our community, I feel my presence is becoming known!
My goal in life is to be a midwife for my people of Taos Pueblo, I foresee this being a possibility in the coming years. I will be 24 years old on the 9th of November, my birth story will be shared by my mother and father, both their perspectives are valid and important; a simple ritual that heals and connects me to the etheric realm of cosmic birth magic and the supernatural."
--- Aspen Mirabal