Hi, my name is Natasha (she/her) and I have been out and proud since… well, before Ellen. I grew up on Vancouver Island and after working crew for the ’94-’96 Michigan Womyn’s Music Festivals joined the Lesbian Avengers and moved to Portland, Oregon. Queer rights activism and social/environmental justice work has been an integral part of my life ever since. In 2003 I moved back to Canada and lived in Vancouver and owned a Juice Bar on Davie Street. I bought my family’s home in Hague, SK, (9 winters ago), which I share with my partner Bonnie. Yes, I moved from BC to SK and have no regrets! I am into outdoor recreation, an avid gardener, a compost coach, have a Masters in Sustainability from the U of S and practice Lean principals in logistics management. I am an adoptive mom, to the daughter of my soul, who agrees that Seedy Saturday and Pride are the most important days of the year.
My hope is that by openly celebrating our family’s intentional journey-into-being, my daughter will have the pride and foundation that can pull her through any challenge.
The Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan provides pre- and post-adoption support services, including consultation, education, resources and more. ASCS provides these supports and programs to adoptive families, adoptees, birth parents, birth families and professionals. When adoption becomes the plan for a child, ASCS believes the child’s best interests are met when families are well-equipped with a broad understanding of adoption and the issues that may arise along the journey. Knowing what resources are available to support the child throughout their life within an adoptive family is essential from the start.