Support for transformative times.
Transitions are fertile periods of life. Harnessing them is crucial to our growth. For both individuals and organizations, they offer a chance to re-envision who we want to be. To get in right relationship with our collective liberation by aligning our values with anti-oppressive movements.
Liberated Transitions exists to provide liberatory-minded support for people and organizations entering a time of transition.
For individuals, transitions can look like moving from one job to another, from nondisabled to disabled, or from childfree to with child—just to name a few.
For organizations, the transitions I’m concerned with typically take forms like moving from exclusive and oppressive ways of working towards more equitable and inclusive ways of working—particularly when it comes to how disability and neurodiversity are handled—or restructuring after a crisis reveals an unsustainable work culture.
Whether you’re coming to me as an individual or on behalf of an organization, my process is similar. You share your history and desired outcomes with me. We work together to identify the values you want to embody, vision what your change process will look like, and create the systems and structures that will encourage accountability to your stated values. I follow up and provide support as you work with your new tools, through ongoing facilitation and education.
My goal is always to honor where you’ve been, while guiding you towards where you’d like to be.
Book a consultation today to find out more about how I can support you or your organization in a change process.
Who I Am
I am Tasha Fierce, the force behind Liberated Transitions.
My pronouns are they/them/the divine feminine. I am a mad queer fat neurodivergent sick disabled Black nonbinary femme, and I’m also a writer, artist, educator, facilitator, and mystic.
I have a B.A. in sociology from UCLA (magna cum laude). I am an INELDA-trained end-of-life doula and Usui Reiki practitioner who is also Mental Health First Aid certified. I have studied and practiced harm reduction and peer counseling for over twenty-five years, and I have been creating and presenting educational workshops on neurodiversity and radical mental health since 2011.
To my mind, my primary qualification lies in having survived for over forty years in an anti-Black, anti-femme, anti-disabled society while existing as a configuration of bodymindsoul labeled femme, crazy, sick, queer, fat, nonwhite, Other. And somehow, while navigating the details of my survival, I’ve also managed to advise, educate, and guide others through spiritual, emotional, and financial crises big and small.
Enter Liberated Transitions.
In 2019, in the midst of one of my own crises, I heard my calling: to help others through personal and organizational transformation in the hopes of fostering collective transformation. As I transformed myself, I laid the path for others to follow, just as I followed a path laid for me by previous spiritual travelers. I want to guide others in doing the same.
I chose the path of doula, coach, and independent educator because it places me outside structures accountable to the state. As an anarchist & anti-colonialist, I remain accountable to my clients, my communities, and my ancestors.
Ultimately, it is my intention to redistribute resources, care, and energy from organizations in need of my skill, to Black queer mad & disabled community. It is my intention to be a conduit for ancestral healing, an agent of loving transformation, in whatever ways I can.
Mission & Vision
Liberated Transitions is dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations in creating liberatory change through education, coaching, and consulting. The vision? Freedom. A world liberated of systemic oppression by those who have undertaken the work of personal and collective transformation.
What is a transition doula?
I’m so glad you asked! Typically, birth/postpartum doulas assist parent and child through the birthing process and into the first year of life. End-of-life or death doulas assist the dying as they approach the end of life and cross over, and they can also support the family as they navigate the grieving process. Those are two huge and important transitions that form the bookends of our lives, and it’s vital that we have those resources available.
But what about the other moments of our lives where we find ourselves facing a whole new way of being? Marriage/partnership, divorce, disability, gender transition, losing a job—these are all times we might wish we had someone to help us find direction. Someone to listen, plan with us, guide us towards resources, and reassure us that we are capable of being who we need to be for this moment.
What birth and death doulas do for the beginning and end of life, transition doulas do for those and all the metamorphoses inbetween.
Are you a therapist? What does peer support mean?
No, I’m not a therapist. I am a person with education and training around supportive techniques, and a person with lived experience of trauma, becoming disabled, getting married, losing my job, and moving under duress, among other transitions. My services are meant to be utilized as an adjunct to your treatment plan, not as a replacement for licensed professional healthcare.
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