Cicada Collective Abortion Doula Training Application - Oklahoma City, OK

On September 13 and 14, 2014, the Cicada Collective will be hosting a two-day abortion doula training in Oklahoma City! The training will take place from 9am-5pm both days - we are offering childcare during this event; if this is something you need, please indicate so on your application, as well as any other accommodations that will make this event more accessible to you, and we will do our best to meet your needs.

If you have never attended an abortion doula training before, do not worry! This training is appropriate for all those interested in work concerning reproductive justice, advocacy, and autonomy. Please reference our Statement of Purpose and About Us section on our website,, for more information on the values that our collective is built upon.

Participants in this training will:
- Be exposed to a red state and reproductive justice focused abortion doula training with an emphasis on addressing queer and trans* / gender and sexual minority populations
- Learn about the different abortion procedures and the instruments involved with each procedure.
- Be taught various ways to provide informational and emotional support to patients seeking care before, during, and after the procedure.
-Explore how various communities might benefit from an increased competency in abortion doula skills.
- Go home with resources and skills to address their communities needs.

The fee for the training is $30-$60, sliding scale.Nobody will be turned away due to an inability to contribute funds - if you are unable to contribute any amount, please call us at (940) 441-3337 or email us at and let us know. If you cannot attend the training but would like to offer financial support anyway, we would greatly appreciate any assistance you can provide through the link below - any and all donations are welcomed and appreciated!



Cicada Collective is committed to providing and encouraging care that is centered around the needs of queer and trans* people. We are working to create a training experience that focuses on the importance of queer and trans* visibility by replacing the cis woman-centric and heteronormative language that is commonly heard in narratives about reproductive health. We believe that reproductive justice should include the struggle for access to compassionate care and respect for people of all genders, not only for identities that society labels worthy of reproducing. By trying to move away from language that excludes the existence of queer and trans experiences, and by providing resources that specifically address the health and lives of queer, gender non-conforming, and trans* people, we aim to provide support to our communities and encourage the need for this shift in language and practice as well.
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What are your gender pronouns?
Please select as many as apply:
Do you have any accessibility needs?
including but not limited to (check as many as apply):
Please help us to diminish access barriers at this training and any functions we host in the future and continue to work and build with us so that our events may be more accessible to people each year. If you have feedback, questions, or suggestions, or concerns that were not addressed in this form, please call us at (940) 441-3337 or email us at
Do you need childcare during this event?
If so, please specify for how many children and describe any other needs or concerns you may have.
Are you traveling from out of town to attend this training?
(if yes, please enter where you are travelling from in the "other" box)
If so, do you need assistance with any of the following:
We are still in the process of securing a concrete space for this training. If you have any concerns about transportation, please let us know. We cannot guarantee lodging, but will do our best to find hosts if needed.
Do you have any dietary restrictions?
If you have any specific food allergies, please list them under "other"
Please take some time to respond to these questions thoughtfully so that we can provide you with the best possible training experience. We just want to see where everyone is coming from!
1. What interests you about this training, and what do you hope to contribute to it? What do you wish to learn or gain from attending?
2. What city, state, and/or region of the United States are you from or most familiar with?
For many members of the Cicada Collective, being from Texas is a crucial part of our identities and ideas around reproductive justice, and has largely shaped the work that we strive to do. We are interested in knowing where folks attending this training are from! If you'd also like to share more about how your location has impacted you, please feel free to do so here.
Optional Questions
These questions are optional and purely for our own informational purposes as we try to gather a sense of which communities we are addressing and which identities are represented at our training. Your answers will not be released or published for any reason. Please respond to them at your own discretion and comfort.
How do you identify your sexual preference?
Please select as many as are applicable, and feel free to write in a response in the "other" box if the options listed do not suffice:
What is your gender?
Please select as many as are applicable, and feel free to write in a response in the "other" box if the options listed do not suffice:
We are interested in knowing about the communities that participants in this training belong to and identify with. If you feel comfortable and compelled to do so, please use this space to write about your ethnic and cultural background.
What languages do you speak?
If you feel comfortable doing so, please indicate the level of fluency or proficiency you have in each language.
Have you ever had an abortion?
If you would like to share anything about your experience that you hope will be addressed at the training, or if there is anything about your experience you'd like to share in general, please do so here. Feel free to indicate if you want someone to follow up with you about any concerns, hopes, or questions that you name here.
Have you ever been pregnant, and if so, what was the outcome of your pregnancy?
Feel free to share as much as you'd like about your pregnancy experience(s).
Tell us about yourself!
If you'd like to, please use this space to tell us about yourself: your interests, hobbies, passions, anything you'd like to share about yourself and what drives you as a person. We want to get to know you, and hope that together we can build a thriving community of empowered doulas, organizers, and care providers.
Resources / Reading List
We are preparing a short list of resources and reading materials that we would like participants to peruse before attending the training. This list will be emailed to participants by August 10th, so please keep an eye out for it!
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