Storm O’Brink (they/them/their) is the volunteer coordinator for the Rape Victim Advocacy Program in Iowa City and a full-spectrum doula. They started their career in anti-violence work in 2016 at Transformative Healing, an LGBTQIA centered sexual assault advocacy program which was defunded in 2017. They are a co-creator of the Queer Health Advocates program and a co-facilitator of the Queer Art Healing Group. They graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in communications- public relations and journalism. In fall 2020 they will begin instructing a course, Responding to Sexual Violence, at the University of Iowa. In their role at RVAP they specialize in working with survivors of medical and obstetric violence, as well as LGBTQIA survivors. They also provide technical assistance and training to any organization looking to improve services to survivors. Storm’s areas of interest in doula work include birth and medical trauma, postpartum services, reproductive healthcare, and abortion.
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